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Ecologic Institute Launches the 2012 Arctic Summer College

9 July 2012 to 4 September 2012
Ecologic Institute is proud to be launching its 2012 Arctic Summer College, a virtual course and network aiming to strengthen Arctic communication and build a lasting, policy-oriented network of Arctic professionals. Policy briefs and videos of speaker presentations will be made publicly available on the Arctic Summer College website following each weekly seminar.Read more

Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling: Environmental and Social Impacts

10 February 2012

Elizabeth Tedsen, Researcher, attended the Visionary Arctic 2012 conference in Kirkenes (Norway), where she presented on the environmental and social risks and benefits attributed to Arctic offshore hydrocarbon development. The conference sought to explore intersecting themes of sustainability and territorial challenges and explore future scenarios in the High North. Speakers from a range of disciplines offered varied perspectives, contributing to a multifaceted and creative dialogue. Upon completion of the conference, the discussion highlights and speakers' ideas were summarized andRead more

Development of Options for a German Environmental Policy for the Arctic

November 2011 to March 2013
In this Project, Ecologic Institute elaborates policy options for the development of a strategy to protect the Arctic environment for the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The project entails an analysis of the environmental situation and the legal framework for environmental protection and sustainable development in the Arctic as well as an identification of Germany’s interests regarding environmental protection in this region.Read more

Arctic Summer College

The Arctic Summer College builds a policy-oriented network of Arctic professionals from different disciplines and regions to share and discuss ideas with expert speakers via online webinars. The Arctic Summer College Website was realised by Ecologic Institute as an informational backbone of the network. Users can access the blog for news as well as refer to the archived webinar sessions.Read more

Sustainable Planning of Megaprojects in the Circumpolar North

Broadening the horizon, gaining insight empowering local stakeholders
Assessing the sustainable development of megaprojects in the Circumpolar North involves looking at socio-economic and environmental impacts, while studying the processes that enable citizen participation. Two megaprojects in Iceland and Canada are evaluated through these lenses, and lessons learned are derived for the sustainable planning of future megaprojects. The publication is available online.Read more

EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment - Project Results

26 October 2011
Saint Martin (French part)

Elizabeth Tedsen, Transatlantic Fellow, attended the International Arctic Legal Forum: "Protection and Sustainable Development of the Arctic: Legal Aspects" in Salekhard (Russia) and presented Ecologic Institute’s EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment projects. The Forum brought together Russian and international policymakers, attorneys, researchers, and diplomats to discuss changes in the Arctic and ideas for sustainable development in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District and beyond.

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Arctic Summer College 2011

15 August 2011 to 26 August 2011
The 2011 Arctic Summer College, hosted by Ecologic Institute, provides a platform for Arctic researchers to debate and develop ideas about a range of issues facing Arctic decision-makers, such as: Arctic economic, environmental and security policy; the impacts of large scale energy projects at the regional scale; and approaches to ecosystem-based management.Read more

The EU's Arctic Footprint

As part of the EU's efforts to define its role in Arctic management and decision making, the European Commission Directorate-General for the Environment funded the EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment to determine its impact, responsibilities, and policy options to protect the Arctic. This article summarizes the key findings from the study, and presents an overview of the EU's Arctic footprint. The article is available for download.Read more

The Arctic Ocean Beyond National Jurisdiction

June 2011 to August 2011

A conference on "The Arctic Ocean Beyond National Jurisdiction" at the University of Alaska Fairbanks from 24 to 27 July 2011 explored the opportunities and challenges of expanded human use and options for future governance of the Central Arctic Ocean. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute participated as invited expert contributor in the conference.

The conference was co-convened by Dalhousie University of Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) and focused on issues of relevance to the Central Arctic Ocean (beyond the national jurisdictions of the 5 coastal ArcticRead more


Spurensuche: Der ökologische Fußabdruck der EU in der Arktis

The EU is a relative newcomer to Arctic policy and may appear to have limited options for influencing the future of the Arctic. However, all Arctic States and neighbouring countries, including the EU, have a stake in the health of Arctic ecosystems and communities, as well as the sustainable development of new sources of economic growth in this region. Sandra Cavalieri, Emily McGlynn and Susanah Stoessel from Ecologic Institute, along with co-authors Martin Bruckner (SERI), Timo Koivurova (Arctic Centre) and Annika E. Nilsson (Stockholm Environment Institute) present an overview of the EU’s ecological footprint on the Arctic region, and suggest policy options to reduce negative impacts.Read more


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