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20 October 2022

Reindeer herders Lavu Tent in Rome

The World Food Forum by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) takes place from 17 to 21 October 2022 with a special focus on “Healthy Diets. Healthy Planet”. The Forum brings together thousands of participants at the FAO headquarters in Rome that discuss food, science and innovation, and investment.

19 October 2022

Arctic Circle 2022 Investment Partners

At the 2022 Arctic Circle Assembly, which took place in Reykjavík, Iceland on October 13-16, attended by over 2000 participants from over 60 countries, Chairman of Arctic Circle, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, announced the official formation of an Arctic Investment Partners working group.

17 October 2022

Hanne Hvidtfeldt Christiansen

A research team in Svalbard receives a 100,000 euros grant to continue developing an advanced permafrost and meteorological climate change response system in the arctic.

17 October 2022

Arctic Circle

At the final night of the Arctic Circle Assembly the 2022 Arctic Circle Prize was presented to the Alfred Wegener Institute for the MOSAiC Expedition in the Arctic.

11 October 2022

National Strategy for the Arctic Region - United States

The United States recently published its new National Strategy for the Arctic Region. This strategy is an update of its 2013 predecessor.

4 October 2022

Sustainable Development of the Arctic Territories

Vulnerability of the Arctic in regards to processes of climate change and difficulties associated with providing social and economic prosperity of population in northern territories are important reasons to give importance to problems of sustainable development of the Arctic region.

27 September 2022

Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle Assembly will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland on 13-16 October. The Assembly features 600+ speakers in over 200 sessions, numerous receptions, meetings and exhibitions on Arctic issues, climate change, clean energy and blue economy among other topics, will take place during the Assembly. Over 2000 attendees are predicted to participate from nearly 70 countries.

23 September 2022

NSDFAnnouncement from the Northern Forum regarding postponement of the Northern Sustainable Development Forum!

20 September 2022

Arctic Circle Assembly 2022 Draft Program

The Arctic Circle Assembly 2022 will take place October 13-15 in Harpa conference centre in Reykjavik.

16 September 2022


Arctic Resilient Communities Youth Fellowship (ARC-YF) is now seeking applicants for their fellowship. They are looking for young community leaders between the ages of 18-23 from northern Alaska, northern Canada, and Greenland to apply.

14 September 2022

Northern Sustainable Development Forum

Northern Sustainable Development Forum (the Forum) is a permanent international expert platform, established in 2019 for discussing the challenges and prospects of sustainable development of the Arctic and the North.

12 September 2022

Northern Dimension

Uncertainty is building in the European Union’s (EU) northern neighborhood, with the Russian invasion of Ukraine putting all Arctic fora at a standstill. For the EU, this directly impacts the Northern Dimension, a joint policy program that includes the European Commission, Norway, Iceland, and Russia.

9 September 2022

Long-finned pilot whales in AkureyriOn Friday, 9 September, a group of Long-finned pilot whales were relaxingly playing in the fjord in front of the town of Akureyri. Much to the amusement and excitement of the locals, not least its many foreign visitors as tourism has been booming this summer, they relaxingly swam around very close to shore and did not allow the curiosity of the humans to disturb them as seen in the video and pictures.

9 September 2022

Wildfire in Russia

Smoke from hundreds of wildfires darkened skies over the Alaska Interior this summer, with the state experiencing its fastest start to the fire season on record amid hot and dry conditions.

7 September 2022

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dimitry Chernyshenko

At the Eastern Economic Forum, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation took part in the session entitled ‘Travelling to the East: Opportunities for Investors and Tourists’.

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