Dates: October 5-12, 2018
The 9th International Youth Eco-Forum is held within the framework of the International Youth Ecological Forum of the International organization "The Northern Forum". The aim is to unite the efforts of young people to preserve the Arctic for the future generations in the interests of sustainable development.
The main objective is to study the experience of interregional and international youth environmental organizations and associations of the environmental activities; participation of young people in the environmental activities and actions in order to attract government attention to the critical problems.
The exhibitions and presentations of participants will be held within the framework of the Forum program; competition of socially significant environmental projects; business and cognitive programs; cultural-leisure and excursion programs.
Arctic Youth Forum will be held in parallel with the Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018, and Youth Eco-Forum is a part of it. Delegations from YNAO, KhMAO, Republic of Sakha(Yakutia), Lapland, and Hokkaido are planned. The preliminary program can be found here.
Date: September 29, 2018
One-day seminar of the working group on protection of the Arctic marine environment (PAME) of the Arctic Council will be held September 29, 2018, Vladivostok, which is chaired by the Senior Fellow of the Institute of the North Jim Gamble, Anchorage, Alaska.
The aim of the workshop will be to promote dialogue on the problems of marine pollution with plastic waste, emphasizing the role of the Russian Arctic communities of indigenous peoples and recognizing that an important and indisputable problem of marine waste can be solved through joint efforts of governments of different countries.
In addition, representatives of indigenous communities and participants in the workshop will be able to attend part of the PAME meeting, especially the working session on marine debris organized by the Arctic Council, and contribute to the development of the regional strategy on marine debris, which the Arctic Council plans to launch in 2019.
More information about the seminar here.
Dates: September 16-19, 2018
The upcoming Arctic Parliamentary conference in Inari, September 16th to 19th, where major topics to discuss going to be the ways they could support the people of the Arctic and how the negative effects of the climate change could be addressed. The aim is to decide what goals the parliamentarians will set for their work for the upcoming two year period.
This is a biennial conference for parliamentarians representing the eight Arctic countries and the European Parliament. The first Parliamentary Conference concerning Arctic cooperation was held in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1993. The first Parliamentary Conference concerning Arctic cooperation was held in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1993.
More information about the conference can be found here.
In order to strengthen and to expand an interaction between regions to all aspects of social and economic development of the North and the Arctic, to ensure the contribution to global international cooperation, the Northern Forum is commencing the Call for Projects for all its members (see Terms and Conditions here). The Projects must comply with directions of the NF Working Groups, listed below, have a significant socioeconomic effect from their implementation and a stable co-financing.
The NF Resolution #177 “On project activities of the Northern Forum” approved the operational structure of the Northern Forum and established 10 Working Groups: