2017 Alaska Dialogue – On the Commons
November 4-5, in Girdwood, Alaska.
Help us launch the Alaska Center for the Commons. We’re interested in how the Commons might be interpreted by you – what does this mean for Alaskans today and how does it play a role in shaping our future?
Dr. Artur Chilingarov receives Robert O. Anderson Sustainable Arctic Award
Dr. Chilingarov is recognized for his lifetime service, commitment to sustainable development and international cooperation.
News and Events
Arctic Energy Summit 2017 follow up
The Institute of the North is honored to have organized, in cooperation with Finland’s TEM and many partners, the 2017 Arctic Energy Summit in Helsinki, Finland, from September 18 -20. Attended by 300 people from more than 15 nations, the 4th Arctic Energy Summit covered a wide array of energy topics, from oil and gas to renewables, energy efficiency to affordability. Most importantly, the Summit’s outcomes are delivered to the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), which met in Inari on September 21 and 22.
Alaska and Maine: Partners in the Future of the Arctic
Maine’s location and resources ensure its status as a near Arctic state. Its connection to Alaska is evident in the states’ similar roles as Arctic gateways. Maine’s strategic location is conducive to Arctic shipping interests. The state is located in the midst of multiple trans-Atlantic shipping routes and sits at the northeast corner of the continental U.S., bordering Canada.
Alaska’s science, policy and business community will come together to celebrate the successes of the U.S. Chairmanship, toast the future of the Finnish Chairmanship and recognize the hard work still to do in meeting the high goals of environmental protection, sustainable development, inclusion of indigenous peoples and international cooperation. Fairbanks, Alaska hosted the Arctic Interchange May 8-12, 2017.
The Institute of the North informs strategic public policy and cultivates an engaged citizenry focused on socio-economic development in the Arctic. We support responsible development and collaborative management of commonly owned resources for individual and community prosperity. We strive to understand and communicate the reality and richness of the Arctic and the responsibility of those who live and work there.