Sustainability in Challenging Environments: Building International Capacity

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Polar Geography Specialty Group, Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group, Energy and Environment Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 5:20 PM / 7:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Balcony N, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 4th Floor
Organizers: Luis Suter
Chairs: Luis Suter


All over the world - from the Arctic, to deserts, to isolated islands – humans live in environments considered severe or challenging to sustainability. In the Arctic, these challenges include extreme temperatures, inaccessibility, as well as the impacts of climate-change. These challenges are not unique to the Arctic region; for example, small island nations also face challenges related to their environment, remoteness, and changing climate. While some specifics of sustainable development within these regions are unique, there are also some aspects of sustainable development that are analogous between the regions. Successes and failures in designing, promoting, and carrying out sustainability policy should be shared between these actors, to promote greater global sustainability capacity.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Scott Stephenson*, University of Connecticut, Wenshan Wang, University of California, Irvine, Charles Zender, University of California, Irvine, Steven Davis, University of California, Irvine, Climatic Responses to Future Trans-Arctic Shipping 15 5:20 PM
Presenter Sharif A. Wahab*, Ohio University, Thomas A. Smucker, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Ohio University, Ferdous Jahan, Professor, Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Determinants of Coproduction and Collective Action Strategies in Four Low-Income Settlements of Dhaka, Bangladesh 15 5:35 PM
Presenter Nikolay Shiklomanov*, George Washington University, Dmitriy Streletskiy, George Washington University, Luis Suter, George Washington University, Back to the Future? Urban development in the Arctic cities of Vorkuta and Salekhard, Russia. 15 5:50 PM
Presenter Luis Suter*, George Washington University, Mixed Methods Assessment of Future Arctic Climate Change on Infrastructure Stability 15 6:05 PM

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