Ecologic Institute's Arctic Summer College, supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, organized a side event on the contexts of sustainable development in the Arctic, welcoming over 50 participants in the first session slot of Saturday at the Arctic Circle Assembly on 20 October 2018. A recording of the side event is available online.
Three experts shared their insights with the audience, providing their unique perspectives on:
- the Northern European developments and their impacts on traditional Saami livelihoods (Jannie Staffansson, Saami Council),
- on the journey of the Aishihik First Nation in the Yukon to ensure well-being and livelihoods for future generations (Jocelyn Joe-Strack, Subarctic Research & Strategy) and
- on the representation and perception of the Arctic and its inhabitants in literature, poetry and photography (Brendan O'Donnell, Ecologic Institute US).