New book on sustainable development in northern regions

January 28th, 2015 | Posted by Lena Maria Nilsson in News - (Comments Off on New book on sustainable development in northern regions)

January 27th the e-book “Sustainable Development in the Circumpolar North. From Tana, Norway to Oktemtsy, Yakutia, Russia”, co-edited by Greg Halseth, Co-director of the Community Development Institute at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada, was launched. The book provides practical strategies and tools for successfully dealing with the challenges and opportunities presented by the social and economic transformation being experienced in rural northern communities. Topics explored in the book include:

  • Youth, entrepreneurship and rural development, with a chapter that addresses how to create an innovative and entrepreneurial consciousness and identity among youth;
  • Sport, tourism and rural development, with chapters that look at the interface between different sections of the economy; and
  • Social and economic development in indigenous communities and religions, with chapters on the effects of industrial development and development challenges in indigenous communitie

The book is available online:

Sustainable development in the circumpolar North. From Tana, Norway to Oktemtsy, Yakutia, Russia

Sustainable growth in the Scandinavian Arctic – report of an independent expert group

January 21st, 2015 | Posted by Lena Maria Nilsson in News - (Comments Off on Sustainable growth in the Scandinavian Arctic – report of an independent expert group)

Norway, Sweden and Finland share common economic, environmental and social interests in the Scandinavian Arctic. This report, a co-production of an expert group set up by the Prime Ministers of Norway, Sweden and Finland in April 2014, defines four drivers of growth and offers four instruments for the Governments of Norway, Sweden and Finland to use to secure sustainable economic growth in the North. Growth from the North