Representatives of Yamal are participating in the international conference on the Arctic problems
16:29 25 ноября 2015
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The delegation of Yamal is participating in the second international conference «In the spirit of the Rovaniemi process –local and global Arctic», which is taking place in Finland, Rovaniemi.
The event was organized by the City of Rovaniemi, the University of Lapland and its Arctic Centre together with the Arctic Society of Finland. Scientists, politicians, artists, designers and students became its participants. They are discussing the Arctic from the point of view of global, regional and local perspectives. Yamal is being represented by employees of the regional department on science and innovations, students of Yamal polar agro-economic technical school and Yamal multidiscipline college.
During three days the participants of the conference are scrutinizing natural resources, transport infrastructure and services in the Arctic: regulation and interaction of state and private sectors. They are speaking about urbanization of the region, arctic towns and their design, modern art and northern legacy, opportunities and problems of tourism in the Arctic. Also they are focusing attention on traditional branches and languages of indigenous peoples of the Arctic, issues of job placement and wellbeing of inhabitants of the Arctic, as the department of international and external economic relations of Yamal informs.
As we should note, the strategy of protection of the Arctic environment known as «The Rovaniemi Process» since 1991 has been directed to overcoming of discords and to turning the zone of military tension of the cold war into the region of peace and cooperation. Solving of environmental problems of the Arctic is the common task of the Arctic eight countries: Denmark, Iceland, Canada, Norway, the Russian Federation, the USA, Finland and Sweden. Taking joint efforts in environmental protection and sustainable development, they lay the basis for cooperation and forming of regional identity of the Arctic.