Main issues 2015

We are living in a complex world, and the global debate about climate change and sustainable energy is an excellent example of how multifaceted and difficult decision making for society can be. Academics and researchers are increasingly aware of the importance of communicating climate and energy research to a wider audience, and society is eager to learn more about smart solutions to the difficult problems of sustainability, but still, transfer from research into practice is not always happening. Therefore, we focus on:

  • Science, Business and Politics – How can evidence improve decision making?
  • How to create Momentum for effective Community Sustainable Energy Action Plans?

 Why you should register

  • Unique networking opportunities, skill sharing and information about climate change, energy and the Arctic.
  • Chance to establish mentor relationships with policy maker and sustainable development professionals
  • Occasion to enjoy famous traditional Saami Jokkmokk Winter Market  with more than 40.000 visitors each year
  • Present own activities and form new collaborations and partnerships

Practical information:

There is no conference fee. We offer coffee breaks throughout the conference. Check for Information for suitable lodging 

How to register?

That’s easy! Send an email to!

Call for projects

One of the afternoons during the conference is designed to showcase projects and activities. This will be a perfect opportunity to meet with other young researchers, participating senior experts and possible business partners. If you have a project, research work or a sustainable business idea, present your idea in a few lines to

Jokkmokk Winter Market:

Jokkmokk Winter Conference is coordinated with the international Jokkmokk Winter Market, a legendary impressive traditional Sami event since 1605 that attracts 40.000-50.000 visitors each year!,



Jokkmokk Winter Conference is initiated and organized by the municipality of Jokkmokk in cooperation with a broad range of partners, among others: the Northern Research Forum; the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi; University of Tromsø; University of Oulu; Thule Institute Finland; Norrbotten County Council; Norrbotten County Administration Board; Association of Polar Early Career Scientists; Föreningen Nordens Ungdom; Nenet Norrbottens Energy Agency; VINN Norway; Oulu Arc Region; Övertorneå municipality; Ajtte museum; Association of Swedish Eco Municipalities; Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and Intelligent Energy Europe co-funded IEE projects COOPENERGY and Data4Action.

Jokkmokk Winter Conference on climate change, energy and sustainable development is an annual international forum for students, decision makers, entrepreneurs and opinion builders from Northern Europe, North America and Russia. The conference offers a natural meeting point for those working with climate change and an opportunity for developing new strategies and initiatives for the North. The Saami perspective and reindeer herding is an important pillar for the conference. The recommendations and demands raised in the conference are handed over and discussed with governmental representatives from EU, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Canada and the US.

For more information, see the preliminary program of the conference.