AES2015 logoThe Institute of the North is pleased to announce the release of the 2015 Arctic Energy Summit Executive Summary (here). Included in the final report is a thematic summary, representative review of abstracts, full agenda, link to AES videos, and list of sponsors.

Thank you to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Norway for their support in the printing of the Executive Summary. We are additionally glad to be able to present for the first time this Summary at Arctic Frontiers, in Tromso, Norway.

It is with sincere appreciation to the Summit's many and diverse speakers and sponsors that we celebrate the success of the 2015 Arctic Energy Summit, and look forward to building on this in 2017.

The biennial Arctic Energy Summit, which is an endorsed project of the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) of the Arctic Council, regards energy resources as a fundamental building block for communities. The outcomes from the Arctic Energy Summit include the identification of best practices, research questions,and potential projects that will advance the application of emerging energy technologies; improve existing energy systems; and foster greater benefits to northern peoples while minimizing environmental, social,
cultural, and economic risk.

The Institute of the North looks forward to continued engagement on this issue, and will follow up on potential research and projects that advance the prudent development of energy resources in the Arctic, consistent with improved living and economic conditions of the northern residents.

(Source: Institute of the North)