This factsheet has been drafted as a basis for consultations with stakeholders within the EU Arctic Impact Assessment. The final report will be available in Spring 2014, and will constitute an outcome of developing the content of this factsheet partly in the light of input from stakeholders.
Arctic societies – both indigenous and non-indigenous inhabitants – are considered to be highly resilient and adaptive, yet today's rate and magnitude of change challenges adaptive capacity. Change is driven by globalisation and world markets, increased accessibility, government policies, cultural change and recognition of indigenous peoples' rights.
This factsheet highlights five trends in social and cultural change:
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