SDWG will hold its second regular meeting of the Finnish Chairmanship in Levi, Finland on 19-20 March 2018. Information & documents for participants are available in the password-protected MEETINGS/WORK AREA.
FINAL SDWG project reports from the US Chairmanship (2015-2017) are now available! Please see SDWG ACHIEVEMENTS 2015-2017 under the ACTIVITIES tab.
News & Other Activities
We all want a sustainable Arctic. How can we get it? The Arctic Spirit Conference (14-16 November 2017) was held recently in Rovaniemi, Finland to discuss the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and the Arctic. CLICK HERE for more information.
The Arctic Environmental Impact Assessment (Arctic EIA) project conducted a Nordic workshop in Rovaniemi, Finland on 11-12 December 2017. Entitled: Tomorrow’s Arctic EIA: Nordic possibilities and perspectives to Environmental Impact Assessments in the Arctic, the workshop had approximately 60 participants. Click here for the workshop program. Watch this site in January 2018 for reports and analysis from the workshop.
The Arctic EIA workshop in Utqiagvik (Barrow) Alaska was held on 27-29 November 2017. Entitled: Meaningful Engagement of Indigenous Peoples as part of Consultation within an Environmental Impact Assessment process, the workshop had about 35 participants. Watch this site in January 2018 for reports and analysis from the workshop or please visit the event organizer, Institute of the North.
The dates for the Arctic EIA workshop in Yellowknife, Canada have now been confirmed. The workshop will take place on Tuesday-Thursday, 24-26 April 2018. For more information about the Arctic EIA project please see their recent newsletter.
Read this article in the World Policy Blog which references the SDWG's WASH project: The Arctic Council Could Be a Leader in Promoting the Right to Water
A new SDWG Project,“Arctic Children, Pre-school education and smooth transition to school”, launched in August 2017. An expedition of Finnish and Russian experts visited Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug of Russia to undertake research and evaluation of the best practices within the sphere of pre-school education among the Arctic Indigenous peoples. The expedition was organized by the Federal Agency for Nationalities, Ministry for Economic Development of Russia and the government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, in close cooperation with colleagues from Finland. For more information, please view our press release and visit the official portal of RAIPON.