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What future for Antarctica? ISPI asks challenging questions

Earlier this month, the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) published a thought-provoking dossier online, with the title 'The Global Race for Antarctica: China vs. the Rest of the World'. It looks at questions such…

60th anniversary of signing of the Antarctic Treaty

It's 60 years since the Antarctic Treaty dedicated the continent to peace and science. And earlier this month, 29 nations signed the Prague Declaration reaffirming their commitment to these goals. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explained…

ECJ ruling may complicate EU proposals on marine protection

A judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), issued in November 2018, may have implications for proposals for the creation of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Antarctica which were presented to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic…

A powerful call to reform the Antarctic Treaty

Will Antarctica remain a haven for biodiversity and science or will other interests - commercial and political - win out? Is it properly protected by the current Antarctic Treaty and its governance? This editorial from the scientific journal,…

Could old bones influence the future of Antarctica?

The bones of a woman from Chile discovered in Antarctica date back to the 19th century according to a recent BBC article. And this could have an impact on the continent's future when the Antarctica Treaty comes up for renewal in 2048. Read …

The Antarctic Treaty and its consequences

Joseph Nolan, from the European Polar Board, introduces Yves Frenot, Director of the French Polar Institute (Institut Paul Emile Victor, IPEV), who tells us about the Antarctic Treaty and the importance to protect this vulnerable environment.…

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