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Arctic Greenland, East Greenland Shelf, West Greenland Shelf
– GIWA Regional assessment 1b, 15, 16

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Global International Waters Assessment
Arctic Greenland, East Greenland Shelf, West Greenland Shelf, GIWA Regional assessment 1b, 15, 16
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme
Publication date
November, 2004
Pedersen, S.A., Madsen, J. and M. Dyhr-Nielsen
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This Report presents the results of the GIWA assessment of the marine waters around Greenland – comprising unique and globally significant ecosystems. Major concerns are due to overexploitation of fish, seabirds and marine mammals and toxic contamination of the marine resources due to long-range transport from chemical emissions to water and air in industrial areas in northern Asia, Europe and America. In the Northern part, severe impacts on the arctic habitats can be expected, if global warming continues unabated.

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Front cover (186 Kb)
Contents (119 Kb)
Preface (22 Kb)
Executive summary (27 Kb)
Regional definition (3 215 Kb)
Assessment (717 Kb)
Causal chain analysis (164 Kb)
Policy options (90 Kb)
References (93 Kb)
Annexes (33 Kb)
The Global International Waters Assessment (611 Kb)
The GIWA methodology (196 Kb)
Back cover (796 Kb)

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