Polar Partnership Promotes Sustainable Development in Arctic

Author: United Nations website for the Johannesburg Summit 2002 - the World Summit on Sustainable Development, Published on: 2 April 2002

Natural resource utilization, mining and military operations in the Arctic have expanded...the [Arctic] Council does promote the precautionary principle and urges the use of environmental and social impact assessments to assure that all activities benefit local people while providing the maximum environmental protection.

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