Grønland og Færøerne markerer sig med henholdsvis et meget højt og et meget lavt fangetal, selvom ... Læs mere
Grønland og Færøerne markerer sig med henholdsvis et meget højt og et meget lavt fangetal, selvom der ikke er fængsler. Artiklen belyser, hvordan frihedsberøvelse fuldbyrdes i de to dele af rigsfællesskabet.
The long-term economic performance of Greenland has been shaped by factors like climate change an ... Læs mere
The long-term economic performance of Greenland has been shaped by factors like climate change and global commodity prices but more importantly by the change and persistence of economic and political institutions. This chapter discusses the combination of these factors ranging from natural-resource transitions, historical legacies, and state developmental policies. It provides a general overview to understand the interplay of endogenous and exogenous factors that have influenced the historical evolution of the Greenlandic economy.
The environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) hypothesis assumes there is an inverted U-shape relationshi ... Læs mere
The environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) hypothesis assumes there is an inverted U-shape relationship between pollution and income per capita, implying an improvement in environmental quality when a growing economy reaches a high level of economic development. This study evaluated empirically the existence of the environmental Kuznets curve in Greenland for the period 1970–2018. Using an autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) approach, the results show evidence of a U-shaped EKC in Greenland instead of the hypothesized inverted U-shape. The findings indicate that Greenland had initially experienced a decoupling transition during an early development stage associated with structural conditions of a small subsistence economy. However, once the country began to expand its industry, the trend began to reverse, creating a positive and significant relationship between CO2 emissions and GDP per capita that are potentially detrimental to the Arctic natural environment.