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CIGI researchers have been exploring the multi-faceted governance challenges facing circumpolar and non-circumpolar states that are interested in the Arctic. CIGI’s work in the area of Arctic governance covers economic issues, such as new and emerging shipping routes, environmental concerns, such as geophysical change in the region, and governance bodies, such as the Arctic Council. Highlights of CIGI’s Arctic governance research can be found below.