Arctic Indigenous Peoples and Results of the ACCESS-EU Project

Event Type: 
Conferences and Workshops
When: 
9 July 2014 to 10 July 2014
Where: 
Paris, France

In the framework of WP5 activities of ACCESS, a 2-day workshop on “Arctic Indigenous Peoples and the results of the EU ACCESS project on long term climate change effect on the Arctic” will be organized in Paris on July 9 to 10, 2014.

The aims and objectives of the workshop are:

  • To ensure as far as possible, different Indigenous Peoples views are appropriately integrated with relevant ACCESS tasks and deliverables;
  • To understand how the results of the ACCESS project can better help the indigenous peoples of the Arctic;
  • To ensure that the academic community's progress in the Arctic proceeds in full accord with Indigenous Peoples considerations;
  • To ensure that ACCESS project is fully informed by the Indigenous Peoples in completing its work and programme deliverables.

Draft Agenda:
Day 1: An overview from ACCESS scientists regarding climate changes in the Arctic for the next 30 years and how this might impact human activities such as marine transportation and tourism in the Arctic, fisheries and aquaculture in the Arctic marine environment, oil and gas extraction in the Arctic Ocean, and Arctic governance.

Day 2: Developing Arctic Scientific Research under the leadership of Indigenous Peoples (organisations) of the region, based on a partnership with the International Scientific Community.

The workshop is co-funded by ACCESS and ICE-ARC EU projects.