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Steering Commitee

Karin Buhmann


Phone: +45 6550 9422

Karin Buhmann, professor

She is the co-founder and lead of the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Sustainable Resources and Social Responsibility, a circumpolar and interdisciplinary network.

She is a Professor at the University of Southern Denmark (Department of Law), where she serves as Director of the Centre for Law, Sustainability and Justice since 2021. She is also associated with Copenhagen Business School.

Prof Buhmann’s current research focuses on resource governance in the Arctic and fair transitions in view of the societal and human rights impacts of energy adaptation to urgently mitigate climate change, as well as wider issues of law and governance for sustainable development that respects and protects human rights in the short, medium and long term and ensures that companies act with due diligence in regard to their societal impacts. She has published widely on resource governance, the societal responsibilities of business enterprises, evolution of sustainability norms and regulatory options to advance the agreement and uptake of such norms.