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The Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies announce 2030 North: A National Planning Conference, to be held 1-4 June 2009, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Registration is now available online at:

The conference will integrate issues related to climate change, resource development, social and cultural change, scientific policy, and land claims agreements into one overall public policy "road map." Through a highly interactive format, conference participants will analyze five, original, commissioned papers, document major trends, identify linkages among various policy issues, and establish priorities for action.

Sessions will include:

"In the Grip of Climate Change"
Exploring the range and cumulative effects of climate change impacts, the promise and limits of adaptation, and the role of the Canadian and circumpolar Arctic in developing and implementing national and global climate change policy.
Chaired by Dr. Rob Huebert, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary.

"The Pace of Change"
Anticipating the nature and rate of change in the economic, physical, and social environments of the Yukon, NWT, Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut to 2030.
Chaired by Dr. Oran Young, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California.

"Land Claim Agreements"
Defining the role of comprehensive land claims and aboriginal self-government agreements in shaping the political landscape of the Arctic.
Chaired by John Donihee, Barrister and Solicitor.

"A Northern Science Policy for Canada"
Creating a northern science policy in the context of Canadian and circumpolar needs, goals, and realities.
Chaired by Dr. David Hik, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta.

"Canada's North: A New Strategy"
Renewing and expanding the northern dimension of Canada's foreign policy.
Chaired by Dr. Franklyn Griffiths, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Toronto.

Online registration is now available. Registration is limited; please register soon.

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