|Jokkmokk Winter Conference|
Jokkmokk Winter Conference is an annual International Climate Forum at the Arctic Circle in Sweden for Students, Early Career Professionals, Decision Makers and Opinion Builders. The Jokkmokk Winter Conference has is in cooperation with the NRF and works as a sub-forum.
The aim of the conference is to offer young people an opportunity of working with the future, meeting friends and developing new strategies and initiatives for the North. Their recommendations and demands will be handed over and discussed with governmental representatives from Sweden, Norway, Finnland, Canada and the US.
Current scientific scenarios predict that we have to face enormous transformations due to Climate Change in the entire arctic and subarctic region. Average temperatures could rise up to 5 degrees Celsius plus compared to pre-industrial levels.
Jokkmokk Winter Conference provides a forum where young professionals and students from across political and disciplinary boundaries can:
Jokkmokk Winter Conference is initiated and organized by the Municipality of Jokkmokk in cooperation with University of the Arctic, Rovaniemi, Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the University of Tromsø, Luleå University of Technology, Vaartoe Centre for Sami Research at Umeå University, the Sami Education Centre in Jokkmokk and the Northern Research Forum.
Jokkmokk Winter Conference is part of the weeklong Jokkmokk Winter Market a major international event of culture, entertainment and handicraft that attracts some 40.000 visitors during a few intensive days. The Winter Market is a Sami tradition since 1605.
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