The Changing Arctic is a series of Nordic-French seminars addressing key Arctic issues in the field of research, and 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 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.

A public conference will take place after the seminar: «Governance and traditional ecological knowledge in the Arctic : towards adaptation to a global change», presented by Marie Roué (National Museum of Natural History, Paris).

You can fill the registration form here.

A premilinary program is available here.

Further information: Jean-Michel Portefaix

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