Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 492

Arctic Yearbook 2014 492 • Rights issues of indigenous peoples and of specific groups, not least hunters and fishermen; • International relations: strategic resources like rare earth elements and uranium as well as the potential influence of, for instance, Chinese investments. A number of the, now mature, mining projects were developed in a period of increasing world market prices on minerals. Facing decreasing world market prices and subsequently, a reluctance among investors to provide capital might inspire