Arctic Circle Assembly Breakout Session: The Russian Arctic - Future Scenarios

Event Type: Lectures/Panels/Discussions

When: 11 October 2019

Where: Conference Center Harpa (Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland), auditorium “Silfurberg A”, Second Level, 5:00–6:30 pm

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Arctic Circle Program

Summary

Organized by Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU); Northern Forum; Arctic-COAST Project, International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA).

The purpose of the panel is to bring together top policy makers (Governors of the Russian Arctic regions) and representatives of science and expert community to discuss current and future socioeconomic complexity and transformation in the rapidly changing Russian Arctic.

In response to the ongoing environmental change in the Arctic, the Governors will share their visions on future developments in their regions, discuss existing and forthcoming plans and strategies.

In addition to their presentations, the session will include an expert report on the long-term scenarios “Russia’s Arctic Futures–2050”. The report will present four overarching and twelve thematic scenarios of economic development, international cooperation, trans-Arctic shipping, human and social capital, and indigenous livelihoods in the context of expected changes in the Russian Arctic.

MODERATORS:

  • Valery L. Mikheev, Rector, Russian State Hydrometeorological University
  • Andrey N. Petrov, President, International Arctic Social Sciences Association; Director, ARCTICenter, University of Northern Iowa

SPEAKERS:

  • Dmitriy A. Artyukhov, Governor, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
  • Roman V. Kopin, Governor, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
  • Aleksandr V. Tsybulsky, Governor, Nenets Autonomous Okrug

Overview of The Russia's Arctic Future Scenarios–2050 Report:

  • Andrey N. Petrov, President, International Arctic Social Sciences Association; Director, ARCTICenter, University of Northern Iowa
  • Marya S. Rozanova, Advisor, Russian State Hydrometeorological University; Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University

DISCUSSANTS:

  • Lassi Heininen, PhD, Research Director, University of Helsinki
  • Mikhail A. Pogodaev, Deputy Minister for the Arctic Development and Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)