|Wednesday, 31 August 2011 00:00|
The Arctic Strategies and Policies have been updated (April 2012), including now the new strategy of the Kingdom of Denmark, launched in August of 2011.
Arctic Strategies and Policies - Inventory and Comparative Study
By Dr. Lassi Heininen, University of Lapland, Finland and Northern Research Forum
The eight Arctic states – Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, The Russian Federation, Sweden and USA – are responding to recent environmental, (geo)political and (geo)economic changes as well as challenges of globalization. This includes (re)defining their northern policies and interests nationally, their position and role in the Arctic region as well as northern cooperation. Sweden´s launch of its strategy for an Arctic policy in May 2011 denotes the adoption of specific national Arctic strategies or state policies by all Arctic states.
Based on these strategies, state policies, their priorities and priority areas Dr. Lassi Heininen from University of Lapland, Finland and the chairman of the NRF Steering Committee, has made an inventory on, and comparative study of, these national Arctic/northern strategies and policies. The final version of the study “Arctic Strategies and Policies: Inventory and Comparative Study” is now completed and will be launched at the 6th Open Assembly of the Northern Research Forum in Hveragerdi, Iceland on the 4th of September 2011. Simultaneously, it will be made available online at the NRF web site.
The study is published by the Northern Research Forum and the University of Lapland. Its draft version was presented to the Standing Committee for Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region in February 2011 in Tromsö, Norway.
Furthern information about Dr. Lassi Heininen