The Northern Forum is a non-profit, international organization composed of sub-national or regional governments from eight northern countries. Northern Forum's 12th General Assembly "Global Problems, Local Solutions" has been held in Yakutsk, Russia. Northern Forum General Assembly is to discuss and outline main perspectives and challenges for interregional cooperation in the changing World realities, all aimed to a same goal - to maintain and achieve new heights in making the North a convenient, friendly and safe place to live.
UArctic's leaders have been active in the Northern Forum plenary sessions on REGIONAL ADAPTATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE. The following UArctic's leaders hold a speech in the event:
- Lassi Heininen, University of Lapland, Finland (Geopolitics and Security)
- Svein Mathiesen, ICRH, Norway (EALAT Institute)
- Floran Stammler, University of Lapland (Arctic Extractive Industries)
- Atsuko Sugimoto, University of Hokkaido, Japan (Permafrost)
- John Eichelberger, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA (Vice-President Academic, Natural Hazards)