Sörlin keynote speaker at the first Arctic Resilience Forum in Rovaniemi, 10-11 September
September 15th, 2018
The aim of the first Arctic Resilience Forum was to showcase Arctic best practices. REXSAC researcher, Sverker Sörlin, delivered the first keynote presentation on the 10th for an audience made up of resilience experts and practitioners together with key policy-makers and stakeholders from Arctic countries and various sectors of society. Sörlins presentation focused on the mining legacies in post-extraction communities, adding faces to the study of the changing ice.
The Arctic Resilience Forum focused on the climate resilience work in the Arctic regions. The first day was open for larger audiences for presenting and discussing good examples of how resilience in the Arctic can be strengthened while the second continued with a workshop primarily dedicated to the Arctic Council Working Groups and other key Arctic stakeholders sharing lessons learned and harnessing synergies between the different angles of climate resilience work.
The Arctic Resilience Forum is organized by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on behalf of the Finnish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The programme was prepared in close cooperation with the ARAF Implementation Team and with support from the Arctic Council Secretariat with inputs from the Arctic Council Working Groups.