Dmitry Artyukhov: Yamal is one of the centers of implementation of important state initiatives
14:06 29 ноября 2018
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The sixth International Arctic Legal Forum was opened in St. Petersburg on the 29th of November by the initiative of Yamal. “Preservation and Sustainable Development of the Arctic: Legal Aspects” is its theme. The governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitry Artyukhov is confident that the discussion platform in St. Petersburg will assist to exchange of best international practices, experience of legal support and legislative regulation.
“Yamal is one of the centers of implementation of important state initiatives. Infrastructural and energy projects are the reliable basis for sustainable and balanced development of the entire polar area. And it is very important that during the latest decade the region developed its own serious normative and legal base on issues of effective and careful development of the Arctic”, he said, marking the interest of the region in the best practices proven themselves well on areas similar in climate conditions.
The forum is organized by the government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug together with the Ministry of natural resources and ecology of the Russian Federation and the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation. The aim of the event is in extension of circumpolar cooperation, strengthening of international and interregional interaction in legal sphere for elaboration of unified legal approaches to general problems of the North.
About 400 representatives of northern regions of the country, also Moscow, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, Tyumen became the participants of the forum. They are representatives of federal and regional authorities, science, business circles, in particular, financial institutions and almost all large fuel and energy companies, and the public. Representatives of China and France, South Korea, Finland and other countries also confirmed their participation.
In two days they will discuss education of high-qualified personnel for work in arctic conditions, ecological issues and legal regulation of responsible subsoil use. According to the representational office of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in Saint Petersburg, the experts intend to raise the issue of development of resources in the circumpolar area, to consider it as a source to solve global problems of the mankind.
A deputy governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the chief of the apparatus of the governor of Yamal Natalia Figol notes that the region approaches very responsibly to organizing and holding of the International Arctic Legal Forum.
“We set absolutely practical tasks — at the level of the most competent experts in the circumpolar world, who are invited to discuss issues topical for our region”, she said.
The deputy head of the region adds that, as the practice of past years shows, the agenda proposed by representatives of Yamal finds response in northern regions and directly touches upon problems of the entire northern hemisphere.
“I am sure that this time the discussion also will be rich and fruitful, and the results will serve to further development of Yamal”, Natalia Figol said.
Details of work of the main venues can be found on the website of the Arctic Legal Forum https://www.arctic-legal-forum.ru/.