Nordic-French seminar: The changing Arctic – environment and Governance

The Changing Arctic is a series of Nordic-French seminars that will address key Arctic issues in the field of research, taking place during 2016 in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The French Institute of Norway and the French Embassy, together with the FRAM High North Research Centre on Climate and the Environment Centre and the University of Tromsø -The Arctic University of Norway, are pleased to invite you to the workshop “Environment and Governance”.

The Arctic region is undergoing rapid transformations due to global warming. Its natural resources attract various kinds of industries, from fisheries to renewable energy; while indigenous communities are facing socio-economical changes. Protecting local cultures and preserving arctic ecosystems requires a deep understanding of the impact of human activities as well as an efficient governance across the whole region. Therefore, research issues concerning adaptation to climate change and resources management will be discussed, with a particular focus on the indigenous participation in the construction of a sustainable Arctic, through their traditional knowledge and their political role.

Participants have the possibility to present their research with a poster or a short presentation.

The participation is free, but registration is mandatory. The seminar will take place in the Fram Centre from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Premilinary program and registration, please go to this website.