University of Jyväskylä

Human Rights and Science in the Arctic

Start date: Sep 29, 2017 09:00 AM

End date: Sep 29, 2017 04:00 PM

Location: Säätytalo, Helsinki

Climate change is faster and more severe in the Arctic than in most regions of the world. The effects of climate change in the Arctic are, also, likely to be felt globally. In the Arctic, strategic, environmental, economic, and scientific interests are in collision. The race for the Arctic’s natural resources, environmental objectives, the rights of the indigenous peoples’, and scientific desire for better understanding of the changing environment are causing both synergy and conflicts. Symposium Human Rights and the Arctic gathers distinguished researchers, politicians, and stake holders for dialogue about the addressed challenges in the Arctic: Are the rights to research endangered? How can the rights of the indigenous peoples’ be better protected? How has the climate changed in the Arctic so far, what future changes are expected, and what are their global implications? Welcome to the conversation!

The symposium is part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017. 

Please, kindly register until July 31st. 

The symposium is open to public and free of charge. Registration on the symposium web page is, however, needed for necessary preparations.

www.academies.fi/arctic

Further information:
Päivi Tikka, paivi.tikka(at)academies.fi, +358 325 42 14
Kalle Videnoja, kalle.videnoja(at)academies.fi, +358 44 762 4454
Jan Nissen, jan.nissen(at)leopoldina.org, +49 345 472 39 834

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