Arctic Resilience Forum 10-11 Sept 2018

Presentations from the Arctic Resilience Forum

Rovaniemi, Finland

10-11 September 2018


Forestry Metsähallitus – presentation during forestry excursion Sunday 09 Sept 2018

Day 1

Keynote: Resilience and new directions for Arctic development, Professor Sverker Sörlin

Keynote: Climate resilience and the Arctic communities, Gunn-Britt Retter, Saami Council


Session 1: Analyzing and Understanding Risk and Resilience in the Arctic

Keynote: Juhani Damski, Director General, Finnish Meteorological Institute

Panel of Experts:

Session 2: Building Resilience and Adaptation Capacity

Keynote: Dr. Martin SommerkornHead of Conservation, WWF, Norway

Panel of Experts:

Session 3: Implementing Measures that Build Resilience with Policy, Planning and Cooperation

Keynote: Dr. Mara Kimmel, City of Anchorage, USA

Panel of Experts:

  • Pipaluk LykkeCultural Innovator, NEBULA, Greenland
  • Tuomas Aslak Juuso, Sámi Parliament in Finland
  • Courtney PegusUAF / Resilience Education Programme, USA

Session 4:
 Encouraging Investment to Reduce Risk and Build Resilience

Keynote: Dr. Husamuddin AhmadzaiSpecial Adviser, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)

Panel of Experts:

  • Max LinsenEuropean Commission, DG CLIMA
  • Rauno PosioProject Leader, Visit Arctic Europe
  • Joel Clement, Harvard Kennedy School



Agenda for Day 2

Plenary session: Presentation of good practices by Arctic Council Working Group’s

Guidance and inspiration for day 2 workshops and parallel sessions

  • Mikko Halonen, Gaia
  • Arvo Kokkonen, Director-General, National Land Survey of Finland
  • Joel Clement, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School