Northern Sustainable Development Forum (the Forum) is a permanent international expert platform, established in 2019 for discussing the challenges and prospects of sustainable development of the Arctic and the North.
The main idea of the Forum is to join global creative forces in solving the problems of sustainable development of the Northern and Arctic regions.
In 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that included 17 Sustainable Development Goals and which implementation should involve not only governments but also transnational companies, charity foundations, community, NGOs and academia worldwide.
Currently, the concept of sustainable development has become central to the Arctic and northern regions – it’s a global challenge requiring comprehensive international cooperation. On the one hand, the exploration of the Arctic region can become promising in the future. On the other hand, the Arctic has a fragile ecosystem, which should be taken care of now not only by the circumpolar countries, but also by the non-Arctic ones, interested in the region’s development.
The Forum has been included in the Program of Russian Chairmanship in the Arctic Council and conducted with support of the Russian News Agency TASS Interregional Partnership "Sustainable Development of the Arctic Zone of the Russia"
In 2022 the Forum is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of establishment of Yakut Autonomous Soviet Socialistic Republic.
Dates: September 27-30, 2022
Location: Yakutsk, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russian Federation
Organizers of the Forum:
- International Organization of Northern Regions The Northern Forum
- Government of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
- Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University
Operator of the Forum: Yakutia Congress Center
All participants of the Forum shall register on the official website www.nsdf.ru by filling in an online form. www.nsdf.ru
On venue and/or online non-Russian participants must register and pay through the online payment form - online registered participants will receive their login information to the registered e-mail address prior to the start of the event.
Registration is open until the Forum’s closing.
The registration fee is USD 93.09; it includes handout materials, transfers from and to the airport, coffee breaks and sightseeing.
The registration fee for the Russian Federation nationals is RUB 1000.
The registration fee for other countries’ nationals is USD 53.85.
The registration fee payment procedure
The registration fees in RUB can be paid to the account of the Northern Forum Academy, on whose basis the Northern Forum Secretariat operates.
The registration fees from those attending personally can be paid in cash at the Northern Forum Secretariat.
The bank details of the Northern Forum Academy for payment in Russian RUB are given in the registration area of the website.
Main Theme of the Forum - 2022:
ENERGY OF THE ARCTIC: NEW CHALLENGES – NEW SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES
Climate change, reduction of ice sheet and shifted freeze-up dates in the Arctic Ocean open up a lot of opportunities not only for the development of the previously inaccessible hydrocarbon deposits in the sea, but also for the active development of terrestrial territories. The issues of energy supply for the existing and planned settlements, industrial, transport and other facilities of an extensive infrastructure network are of greatest importance for ensuring the territories’ sustainable development. At the same time, special emphasis will be placed on clean energy, widespread use of renewable sources, sustainable mining, responsible approach of business to preserving and restoring the natural ecosystems, as well as support for traditional nature use and careful attitude to the cultural heritage and traditions of indigenous peoples.
Currently, the ideas of society, business, and state ESG-transformation in the context of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals are being actively promoted and are supported.
The 2022 Forum will discuss the following issues: What types of energy will be most in demand in the Arctic? How to ensure and increase the resilience of the Arctic? How to save the energy of people and attract young people to the Arctic? What should ESG transformation in the Arctic be like, how realistic are the forecasts for the Arctic? Is successful transformation possible in a single company or region, or is it better to combine efforts? What partnerships are possible in the context of the global remaking in the world order for progressive movement towards the Sustainable Development Goals in the Arctic?
The official website of the Northern Sustainable Development Forum is www.nsdf.ru.
The Forum will be a hybrid event (offline/online).
Visit the NSDF website’s News and Home pages for updates.
Simultaneous Russian-English interpreting is provided.
Formats of the Forum’s events:
- plenary session,
- research and practice conferences,
- thematic sections, roundtables, panel discussions,
- events of international or other organizations,
- intercountry dialogues,
- project presentations,
- lectures, foresight-sessions, master classes,
- events of the Northern Youth Forum.
The Forum’s agenda will be posted on the website after August 15 after the Organizing Committee has approved the proposals on arranging the events within the Forum.
Architecture of the Forum
The Forum’s architecture will include 5 theme blocks
- Plenary Session | Energy of the Arctic: New Challenges – New Solutions and Technologies
- Energy of the Arctic: New Challenges – New Solutions and Technologies
- Human in the Arctic
- Global Partnership for Sustainable Development of the Arctic and the North
- The Northern Forum: Regional Voice in the International Agenda
- Northern Youth Forum
- Exhibitions, Displays
All organizers of the Forum’s events become its partners. The partners’ logos are placed on the Forum’s website and materials.
The following partner packages are offered to the partners wishing to promote their brands and activities and expand their audience and presence:
Package rate – RUB 200 000,00
Package rate – RUB 100 000,00
The deadline for Partner’s application submission: September 10
Mass Media Accrediation
Mass media shall get their accreditation on the Forum’s official website. All accredited mass media become the Forum’s information partners.
The status of Information Partner entails the following bilateral commitments:
From the organizers of the Forum:
From the Information Partner:
Various combinations of the listed commitments can be discussed individually.
The organizers of the Forum may select one General Information Partner from the accredited mass media.
The status of General Information Partner entails the following bilateral commitments:
From the organizers of the Forum:
The commitments of the General Information Partner are agreed individually with the Forum’s Operator when preparing a Contract.
Publishing The Materials
It is planned to publish the Forum’s materials in the scientific journal of Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University.
The publication requirements will be published on the Forum’s website.
The Northern Forum Secretariat
677000, Russian Federation,
Yakutia Congress Center