Projects 2017-2019




This webpage will be updated as required.  Last updated 23 November 2018. 


SDWG Work Plan 2017-2019

For a copy of the SDWG Work Plan 2017-2019, please CLICK HERE.


Continuing Projects

A number of SDWG projects commenced during the U.S. Chairmanship (2015-2017) have continued into the Finnish Chairmanship (2017-2019).  Most of these projects will be completed by the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in May 2019.

  1. The Arctic as a Food-Producing Region

  2. Arctic Indigenous Youth, Food Knowledge and Arctic Change (EALLU)

  3. Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA)

  4. Arctic Renewable Energy Atlas (AREA)

  5. Gender Equality in the Arctic II

  6. Operationalizing a One Health approach in the Arctic, Part 2 (One Health)


 New Projects

The following projects have been initiated during the Finnish Chairmanship. It is anticipated that most of these projects will also be completed by May 2019.

  1. Arctic Children – Preschool Education and Smooth Transition to School

  2. Arctic Energy Summit 2017 (Completed)

  3. Arctic Energy Summit 2019 

  4. Arctic EIA – Good Practice Recommendations for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Public Participation in the Arctic

  5. Arctic Generation 2030 (Postponed)

  6. Arctic Resilience Action Framework (ARAF)

  7. Arctic Sustainable Energy Futures Toolkit

  8. Assessing the Use of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) in Indigenous Communities

  9. Circumpolar Resilience, Engagement and Action Through Story (CREATes)

  10. Solid Waste Management in Small Arctic Communities

  11. Teacher Education for Diversity and Equality in the Arctic

  12. Zero Arctic: Concepts for carbon neutral Arctic construction based on tradition


 Project Proposals Under Development

The following projects are currently under development but have not yet been endorsed by the SDWG:

  1. Working Title: Occupational Health in the Arctic  [Proposed by Finland]

  2. Working Title: Follow-on to Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA II) [Proposed by Canada]

  3. Working Title:  Arctic Food Innovation Cluster [Concept paper presented by Canada]