Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 574

574     Arctic Yearbook 2014     and fossil resources – were the main feature of many talks during the Academy. Moreover, questions relating to the management and governance of resource development as well as the practices and pitfalls of sharing the revenues of resource utilization were addressed and discussed by many speakers. Others highlighted the importance of economic activity and development not based (solely) on natural resources or on nature and knowledge as resources in their own right. An overarching theme underpinning all debates related to resource-driven developments in northern areas was the irreconcilable incompatibility between increasing industrial activity based on mass-scale utilization of finite resources and the idea(l) of sustainable development in the environmentally and culturally unique Arctic region, where ev \