Climate Arctic Governance (CArGo)

The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Research Network on Climate Arctic Governance (CArGo) is to advance research in Arctic governance to meet the climate and sustainability challenges the world is facing. 
CArGo’s subject areas and activities will focus on Arctic socio-economic systems and the different legal, political, geographical and cultural regimes at play. The network incorporates scholars from law, political science, geoscience and humanities to explore research synergies on this topic.

CArGo draws together researchers from different disciplines working on Arctic climate governance with the aim to explore research synergies in this area.

While CArGo’s founding partners represent law, political science, humanities and science, the network is open to all disciplines and researchers, and it is the goal of CArGo to incorporate more scholars over time to broaden views, approaches and funding opportunities.




The network brings together the following research environments:

  1. The Center for International Law and Governance (CILG), an international research center at the Faculty of Law that studies international law in the context of contemporary challenges, including climate change, sustainable development and the green transition.
  2. The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, which focuses on developing knowledge and understandings of cultural history and social relations in a world whose regions are at the same time both closely interlinked and far away from each other. 
  3. The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management at the Faculty of Science, which provides scientific knowledge and education to help solve big societal challenges, such as climate change and increased pressure on natural resources. The department has a long tradition in Arctic research, including a scientific viewpoint of the physical geography and the impact of climate change in Arctic environments.
  4. The Centre for Military Studies at the Department of Political Science, which carries out work on the Arctic, Global Commons and Maritime Strategy.






  • Workshop
  • Seminar trip
  • Open roundtable












Founding members

Name Title Image
Kristensen, Kristian Søby Senior Researcher, Deputy Head of Centre Billede af Kristensen, Kristian Søby
Martinez Romera, Beatriz Associate Professor Billede af Martinez Romera, Beatriz
Sejersen, Frank Associate Professor Billede af Sejersen, Frank
Sjöberg, Ylva Associate Professor Billede af Sjöberg, Ylva

Additional members

PhD Fellow, Johanna Sophie Bürkert, CILG

Student Federica Catonini, CILG


PhD Student Ana Stella Ebbersmeyer, CILG

Ana Stella Ebbersmeyer
Erasmus Master Student Cecilia La MacchiaCILG


Postdoc Linnéa Nordlander, CILG

Linnéa Nordlander

Postdoc Alessandro Monti, CILG

Alessandro Monti


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Climate Arctic Governance (CArGo) has received a two year funding from University of Copenhagen.

Period: September 2021 – September 2023.


Beatriz Martinez RomeraPI Associate Professor
Beatriz Martinez Romera

South Campus, Building 6A.4.09
DK 2300 Copenhagen S
Phone: +45 35 32 31 80