September 23, Monday

Arrival, accommodation, registration

September 24, Tuesday

Opening of the Forum

Plenary session:

Session 1 Environmental issues and climate change in the Arctic
Session 2 Population in the Arctic: social and cultural dimension
Session 3 Socio-economic development of the Northern and Arctic regions
Session 4 Arctic and Asia: opportunities for international cooperation

September 25, Wednesday

  • 8th Meeting of the Russia-China Cooperation in the Arctic Working Group (co-organized by the Ocean University of China (Qingdao) and Saint-Petersburg State University);
  • Roundtable discussion “Safe investments in the Arctic” (co-organized by the Russian International Affairs Council, Moscow);
  • Roundtable discussion “Scientific knowledge and technologies transfer in the history of natural resources development of the Arctic and the North: Russian and international experience” (co-organized by  Surgut State Pedagogical University (Khanty-Mansyisk АО);
  • Conference “Indigenous peoples of the Russian Federation: problems, priorities and prospects of development in the transforming society” (dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Feodosy Donskoy (co-organized by the Institute of Humanities and Indigenous Peoples of the North SD RAS)
  • Roundtable discussion “Carbon budget of ecosystems, cities and villages on permafrost (COPERA project)” (co-organized by the Arctic Research Center of Hokkaido University (Japan));
  • 5th All-Russian Conference “Sustainable North: Society, Economy, Ecology, Policy” (Co-organized by the Scientific and Research Institute of Applied Economics of the North, North-Eastern Federal University)

September 26, Thursday

  • Roundtable discussion “Reindeer husbandry as a life-sustaining activity of the Arctic indigenous peoples” (co-organized by the Arctic Skills, University of the Arctic and Ministry of Education of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia);
  • Roundtable discussion “Sustainable development of the Arctic regions and cities” (co-organized by the Arctic Development Project Office, Moscow);
  • Roundtable discussion “Ecotourism and protected areas” (co-organized by the Linking Tourism & Conservation, Norway)
  • Roundtable discussion “Human adaptation in the Arctic” (co-organized by the Arctic Research Center (Yamal-Nenets АО).
  • Conference “Arctic Vector” (co-organized by the Ministry for Arctic Development and Northern Peoples Affairs of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
  • Roundtable discussion “Human and Nature, Society and State in the North. Models for cooperation: tradition and modernization (17th-21st century)” (co-organized by Surgut State Pedagogical University (Khanty-Mansyisk АО)
  • Session “Building a sustainable development model in the Arctic settlements” (co-organized by the Ministry of Economy of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia);
  • Session “Adaptation to climate change in the Arctic zone” (co-organized by the Ministry of Economy of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).

September 27, Friday

Sessions of the Northern Forum Working Groups

  • Regional Adaptation to Climate Change (Chair – Vladimir Vasiliev)
  • Assessment of Quality of Life in the Arctic Regions (Chair – Valentina Kondratieva)
  • Environment and Conservation of Biodiversity (Chair – Sakhamin Afanasiev).

NF Working Groups’ events (1 to 3 days).

September 28, Saturday

Cultural events and sightseeing