Database on Arctic Doctoral and Post-doctoral Projects on Law


Database on Arctic Doctoral and Post-doctoral Projects on Law


ProjectLeading by example: Arctic Indigenous knowledge as a driver of change in Climate Change Law Making

The aim of the research is to develop an inclusive approach to climate law-making process recognizing the role of Indigenous knowledge to fight against climate change. The research takes a critical standpoint from the Third World Approach to International Law (TWAIL). 

The results from the research would highlight Arctic Indigenous peoples’ importance in advancing climate change law for further inclusion of Arctic Indigenous peoples in regional, national and international efforts in climate decision making. The analysis of the empirical data and literature will contribute to advancing academic arguments for such inclusion. The knowledge from the research will be of use for developing strategies, promoting agenda for future climate regulations, laws and creating awareness for wider audiences as the results will be published in reputed, open access journals.

Keywordsarctic, indigenous peoples, participation, sustainability, climate law, resilience
RegionsArctic region
Start year2017
End year2024
ContactNoor Punam
PositionJunior Researcher
OrganizationUniversity of Lapland
DepartmentFaculty of Law

University of Lapland

Added17.8.2022 14.07.52