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The Roscongress Foundation, the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies of the National Research University Higher School of Economics and the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation would like to invite you to join the online conference “Russian-Canadian Cooperation in the Field of Sustainable Development of the Arctic Region”, which will be held on 7 December 2021. The event will start at 18:00 GMT+3 (Moscow time) and will be broadcasted on the website of the Chairmanship of the Russian Federation in the Arctic Council in 2021–2023.

The conference is scheduled to be the second event in the series of ten conferences on bilateral Russian cooperation with Arctic and Non-arctic states in the area of sustainable development within the framework of ThinkArctic Project, organized by the Roscongress Foundation, the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, and the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation. ThinkArctic Project will be conducted within the Programme of the Russian Chairmanship in the Arctic Council 2021–2023.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. The Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies is a leading academic center in international relations. One of the major research topics of the Center is the cooperation in the Arctic region with a special focus on sustainable development, security and climate change. The Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation is a nonprofit institution providing information and analytical support for the Russian Government and performing related research.

The Conference will bring together experts, representatives of the public authorities, and the business community from both countries. The event will focus on the current state and prospects of the Russian-Canadian cooperation in the Arctic in the field of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the light of Russian chairmanship in the Arctic Council during 2021–2023. The results of the Conference will further become a part of an analytical report on international cooperation in the field of sustainable development between Russia and Arctic and Non-arctic States. The results of the project will be presented at the high-level panels at the International Arctic Forum in April of 2022 and 2023.

The speakers list has already been formed, but you will have an opportunity to send questions and comments to the chat during the conference. The online broadcast will have Russian and English translation accessible via the website. Registration is not required. A video recording of the conference will also be available after the event.

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