The aim of the first Arctic Resilience Forum is to form a better understanding of the opportunities for cooperation connected to the resilience of the Artic and to showcase and learn from concrete best practices in the region.
Resilience is a cross-cutting topic, which has become increasingly important to the Arctic Council in the face of rapid changes. The Arctic Resilience Action Framework (ARAF) was endorsed at the 10th Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, USA, on 11 May 2017. It provides the Arctic Council with a common set of Guiding Principles and Priorities for Action, as well as a platform to continue discussing priorities as they evolve.
The Arctic Resilience Forum will focus on climate resilience work in the Arctic regions and help concretize the framework. The first day (10 September) is open for larger audiences for presenting and discussing good examples of how resilience in the Arctic can be strengthened. On 11 September, the forum continues with a workshop primarily dedicated to the Arctic Council Working Groups and other key Arctic stakeholders to share lessons learned and harness synergies between the different angles of climate resilience work.