Train in Yakutia, Russia

SM Pilyasov

“We have approved the Lapland project and have treated it with care. I would emphasize three ideas that are the cornerstone of this document: traditions as the backbone <…>, reasonable ambition <…> and becoming a ‘smart organization”.

 

Alexander Pilyasov,

General Director, Regional Consulting Institute; Director, North and Arctic Economics Centre for the Study of Productive Forces

Current activity:

The Youth Eco Forum (YEF) was created to support comprehensive and balanced environmental education in order to realize the creative and leadership potential of Northern Youth. YEF is fostering a generation of youth that is proactive in addressing environmental issues, it is enhancing international relations through shared experiences in unique northern settings, and provides the tools for youth to make a difference in their home region.

Since 2001, the YEF has been organized on a regular basis by the international organization of the northern regions "The Northern Forum" (Executive Director Mikhail Pogodaev), on places provided by the member regions of the Northern Forum. This year the YEF was organized in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland, with the full support of the Government of Lapland, represented by the Governor Mika Riipi, and the University of Lapland. Youth Ecological Forums have been held almost every year for more than 10 years. The first Forum was held in 2001 in Edmonton (Canada), and brought together 20 students from 7 countries and regions. Over the years, the Forum was hosted by such cities as Sapporo (Japan), Akureyri (Iceland), Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia), Anchorage (USA), Whitehorse (Canada), Yakutsk (Russia).

August 8-14, 2012, Canada’s Yukon Territory hosted the 2012 Northern Forum’s Youth Eco-Forum on the theme of “Climate Change and Creating Balance”.

August 1-10, 2014, Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, hosted the 2014 Northern Forum’s Youth Eco-Forum on the theme of “Clean city – clean planet”.

April 13-16, 2017, Salekhard, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, hosted the 2017 Northern Forum’s Youth Eco-Forum on the theme of “The Arctic – is Our Home”.

October 6-10, 2018, Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland, hosted the 2018 Northern Forum’s Youth Eco-Forum on the theme of “Voice of Northern Regions Youth for biodiversity conservation”.

During the Youth Eco Forum – 2018 participants presented reports on Northern biodiversity, prepared poster presentations, visited the Arktikum Science Center, listened to lectures by leading international experts in the field of biodiversity conservation, and adopted the Lapland Declaration – 2018. The Governor of Lapland Mika Riipi congratulated the participants of the Youth Eco-Forum - 2018 at the plenary session on October 8, 2018. On October 9-10 YEF participants, as observers, were involved in the events of the International Youth Eco-Summit and the International Congress on the Conservation of Arctic Biodiversity.

Results:

I Degree Diploma awarded to Ekaterina Arkhipova, student of the Labytnangi gymnasium of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug for the project “Children's Arctic School” and the project “Technology of construction of eco-houses in the northern regions”;

II Degree Diploma awarded to Anna-Sakhaaia Stepanova and Anatolii Osipov, students of the Berdigestyakh secondary school named after A.Osipov, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), for the project “The influence of the changing climate on the population of polar bears in the north-east of Yakutia”;

III Degree Diploma awarded to Oleg Vastaev, student of the Lyceum №2, Nizhnevartovsk, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, for the project “There is a place for plastic”.

“Regional biodiversity conservation” Diploma awarded to Hokkaido prefecture delegation.

“Arctic biodiversity conservation” Diploma awarded to Sakha Republic (Yakutia) delegation.

“Environmental education” Diploma awarded to Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug delegation.

“Pollution solving” Diploma awarded to Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Yugra delegation.

18 Jan 2022
Roundtable «Route of Courage and Glory: Alaska-Siberia»

On January 21, 2022, as part of the program of the III winter extreme marathon run «Pole of Cold»in the village of Tomtor, Oymyakonsky ulus and the 80th anniversary of the Alaska-Siberia air [ ... ]

29 Dec 2021
The Northern Forum wishes everyone Happy New Year!

We wish you happiness, joy, health and creative inspiration for the whole year 2022! Thank you for being with us!

29 Dec 2021
“School of living in the North”

Dear colleagues,

Information about the launch of the “Living Water” project

            Since 1993, World Water Day, established by the [ ... ]

20 Dec 2021
Alexandra Ponomareva, Specialist of the Northern Forum, Vice-Chair of the Northern Youth Forum, has been approved as a member of the Board of Directors of the Arctic Youth Network

Alexandra Ponomareva, Specialist of the Northern Forum, Vice-Chair of the Northern Youth Forum, has been approved as a member of the Board of Directors of the Arctic Youth Network (AYN).

The Arctic Youth [ ... ]

20 Dec 2021
RCC approves NYF management team

On December 9-10, 2021 Kamchatka krai hosted the Northern Forum’s Regional Coordinators Committee (RCC) meeting. Regional coordinators made a review of questions related to the Northern Youth Forum (NYF). [ ... ]

15 Dec 2021
Northern Forum and Northern Youth Forum at ICE Arctic Council Young Leaders Forum

On December 6-9 Salekhard hosted the ICE Arctic Council Young Leaders Forum. ICE stands for “Inspiration. Communication. Efforts” 

The ICE Forum brought together 100 young leaders from different [ ... ]

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