Launch of the Arctic Policies and Strategies Scientific Report

 

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) invite you to the launch of a major new scientific report that highlights new and emerging policy trends in the Arctic, a region on the front lines of climate change, pollution, international trade, geopolitics, and global governance.

The report is a holistic analysis of current policies, strategies of Arctic and non-Arctic states with interests in the region, as well as documents of Indigenous peoples organizations and Arctic Council declarations. It considers how different Arctic actors define and address issues around; the human dimension, governance, environmental protection, climate change, safety, economy, and science. The researchers Lassi Heininen, Karen Everett, Barbora Padrtova, and Anni Reissell, analyzed 56 key policy documents to identify trends in Arctic governance and geopolitics. The report was produced as part of the Arctic Futures Initiative at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and was co-funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and IIASA.

The launch of the Arctic Policies and Strategies Scientific Report will take place in Helsinki, Mariankatu 9, Paja, on 17 February 2020 at 15-17 o'clock.

We kindly ask you to confirm your participation in the seminar at the very latest on 12 February by this link:

https://www.lyyti.in/Launch_of_Arctic_Policies_and_Strategies_Scientific_Report_7555

 

Programme

15:00  Coffee and Tea

15:15     Welcoming remarks
Jan Marco Müller, Acting Chief Operations Officer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Ossi Piironen, Senior Researcher, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

15:30     Overview of Arctic Policies and Strategies – introduction to the Report
Professor (emeritus) Lassi Heininen, University of Helsinki

16:00     Comments
Ambassador (emeritus) Aleksi Härkönen, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials (2017-2019)
Professor Alexander Sergunin, St. Petersburg State University
Dr. Sanna Kopra, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland 

16:30     Q & A

17:00     Event close

 

For more information about the event, please contact:

Ossi Piironen, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, @email , +358 2 953 51775

 

Reference:

Heininen L, Everett K , Padrtova B, & Reissell A (2019). Arctic Policies and Strategies – Analysis, Synthesis, and Trends. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria. DOI:10.22022/AFI/11-2019.16175. http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/id/eprint/16175/

report cover page with map of arctic region
report cover page with map of arctic region