Oil and gas exploration in Arctic and Subarctic onshore regions : guidelines for environmental protection
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Oil Industry Exploration and Production Forum
Gland, Switzerland ; Cambridge, U.K. : IUCN, 1993.
viii, 56 leaves : ill., 1 map ; 28 cm.
Indexed from a PDF file from the Web.
ASTIS record 48710.
The preparation of Environmental Guidelines as a joint venture between one organisation representing conservation interests and another representing industrial interests is a new departure for both IUCN and the E&P Forum. This cooperation is based on an understanding of the close interaction between development activities and the environment, and a belief that conservation is likely to be best served by scientific and technical cooperation. While these Guidelines relate to hydrocarbon exploration and production in Arctic and Subarctic regions, it must be accepted that certain parts of these regions are so important for landscape, nature conservation or human habitat that economic exploration or production is not feasible. In joining E&P Forum to prepare these Guidelines, IUCN and its members are not departing from this view. The Guidelines are offered as a practical aid to the avoidance of environmental degradation in those locations
where it has been agreed that hydrocarbon exploration and production are appropriate. They are additional to, not a replacement of, the protocols presently available or proposed for the protection of the circumpolar environment.
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