Monthly Archive June 2019

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The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC)

The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), whose president is the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Russia in 1998-2004, Mr. Sergei Ivanov, will hold a roundtable on “Security of Investment in the Arctic Regions” as part of the NSDF.

Today, against the backdrop of the controversial situation in international relations, complicated by the policy of sanctions of a number of states against the Russian Federation, the issue of investment security in the Arctic regions, the social responsibility of investors is becoming more and more pressing. In addition, it is necessary to take into account the risks associated with global warming and the environmental situation in the Arctic region. Investment mechanisms and the degree of interest of the Arctic G-8 states in these processes also require separate discussion. Especially these issues become important in the light of deepening contradictions in the Arctic Council. For the first time, the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting did not adopt a joint declaration.

On the RIAC page (https://russiancouncil.ru) you can find not only information on the current activities of the Council, but also a lot of interesting analytical material on topical issues of the international agenda.

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Detailed information about “Linking Tourism & Conservation” is available on official website: https://www.ltandc.org

Detailed information about “Linking Tourism & Conservation” is available on official website: https://www.ltandc.org

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An agreement between the Institute of Oceanology named after P. Shirshov…

An agreement between the Institute of Oceanology named after P. Shirshov of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology of Qingdao on the creation of a joint Center for Arctic Studies was signed at the international forum “The Arctic – the Territory of Dialogue”.

We are confident that this topic will be included in the agenda of the VIII meeting of the Working Group on Russian-Chinese cooperation in the Arctic, which will be held in Yakutsk within the Northern Sustainable Development Forum (September 24-28, 2019).

This Working Group was established by the China Oceanological Institute (Qingdao) and St. Petersburg State University.

The goal of the Working Group on Russian-Chinese Cooperation in the Arctic is to gather experts for discussion who are relevant to Arctic issues. The forum participants will represent different areas of activity of China and Russia: scientists, officials, public figures, businessmen. The Working Group will discuss issues of possible cooperation between Russia and China on the development of the Arctic. The most interesting discussion will be on institutional cooperation and regulatory framework for future partnerships. A working group in Qingdao plans its work until 2022.