Day: Thu 16 Nov, 2017
Venue: Tieva, Lappia Hall, Rovaniemi
Chair: Seija Tuulentie
Venue: Kero, Lappia Hall, Rovaniemi
Florian Stammler - Research professor, Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland
Sven Roald Nysto - Sámi politician and scholar
Few issues are as crucial for Arctic sustainable development as modes of land use. In order to cover different aspects the theme has two sessions, the first one focusing on different land users’ interests and the second one discussing the importance of ethical guidelines.
The first session, led by senior researcher Seija Tuulentie, gives floor to researchers and various stakeholders having interest on land use modes such as mining, forestry and reindeer herding. The second session, invited by research professor Florian Stammler and Sámi politician and scholar Sven Roald Nysto, gathers a number of experts and scholars on indigenous participation in Arctic extractive industries.
How successful has the reconciliation of different land use modes been across the Arctic region? Is there enough knowledge and political will for reconciliation and what are the biggest challenges? Those questions will be raised in the first session. Ethical guidelines reveal a lot about values and principles when it comes to questions of using the Arctic land and landscape. But whose values? And do the guidelines make sense in practice? The second session shall suggest answers to these questions. Put together we are looking forward to a discussion that goes into the essence of sustainable development in the Arctic region.