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Arctic Energy Summit 2021 Cancelled

The Institute of the North has decided to cancel the 2021 Arctic Energy Summit, due to the uncertainty related to COVID-19.   

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Institute of the North announces transition

With the coming departure of its Executive Director, Nils Andreassen, the Institute of the North begins a transition process that builds upon its long-time work on Arctic policy and Commons issues.

“We are grateful to Nils for his accomplishments and steady management of the Institute, and believe that in his new position at the Alaska Municipal League he will be able to pursue his passion for local government and advance the needs of our communities throughout Alaska,” notes Mike Sfraga, board chair… Read more -> 

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.

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Our Mission

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.