Youth Eco-Forum 2019 was held in Akureyri, Iceland from October 7 to 10. In total, 40 children from Northern Forum member-regions took part in it: from Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Yakutia, Japan and Iceland.

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Youth Eco-Forum is an annual event held by the Northern Forum with the support of one of the member regions of the Northern Forum. This year the forum was organized with the support of the municipality of Akureyri. On the first day, mayor of Akureyri, Ásthildur Sturludóttir visited the forum and wished participants good luck.

Within three days, participants listened to the lectures from representatives of two working groups of the Arctic Council: the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group (CAFF) and the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group (PAME), as well as from the Arctic Portal represented by the Director Halldor Johannsson.

On the last day, participants presented their reports on various topics such as Biodiversity, Water Resourses Conservation, Innovation, etc.

The following participants were awarded honorary nominations:

Ellina Nikonova, Nenets Autonomous Okrug - for achievements in the field of “Arctic Water Resources Protection”,

Irina Sleptsova, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) - for achievements in the field of "Entomology",

Alexander Semenov, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) - for achievements in the field of “Material Recycling”,

Maxim Baev, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug - for “Best Presentation”,

Violetta Vasileva, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug - for achievements in the field of "Nature Conservation ",

Makar Surkov, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug - for achievements in the field of “Arctic Biodiversity”,

Andrey Chernov, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug - for achievements in the field of “Innovation”,

Alena Gorshkova, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug - for achievements in the field of "Separation and Recycling of Waste",

Naomi Kerr, Hokkaido, Japan - for achievements in the field of “Water Resources Conservation”,

Demura Mei, Hokkaido, Japan - for achievements in the field of “Water Resources Conservation”.

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