The Roundtable «Arctic-2050: Mapping the Future of the Arctic»

The Arctic is undeniably one of the most important regions on Earth - but is it really a region like many others? It is definitely one of our planet’s most fragile ecosystems and diverse communities as well as one of the largest deposits of natural resources. The riches of the Arctic have long been attracting the explorers from all over the world. But the gems of the Arctic have never been easy to get.

On April 23, an “Arctic-2050: Mapping the Future of the Arctic” roundtable was held as part of the High North Dialogue 2021 to analyze the economic, environmental and social prospects for the region's development.

The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and the Nord University Business School presented four scenarios for the development of the Arctic until 2050 and outlined possible options for the future, depending on the pace of innovation. Among the participants were:

  • Frode Nilssen, DSc and Professor in Marketing, Nord University Business School
  • Alexandra Middleton, Assistant Professor, Oulu Business School, University of Oulu
  • Heidar Gudjonsson, Arctic Economic Council, Chairman Arctic Economic Council
  • Nikolay Korchunov, Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
  • Polina Lion, Chief Sustainability Officer, Rosatom Group
  • Felix H. Tschudi, Chairman and owner of the Tschudi Group
  • Kjell Stokvik, Director, Centre for High North Logistics
  • Tero Vauraste, Regional Director Europe at ICEYE and Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Jan Dusik, Sustainable Development & Governance Lead, WWF Arctic Programme
  • Anne Rännäli-Kontturi, International Affairs Manager, City of Oulu

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