Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group for


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Moscow, October 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) will meet from October 26 to 28, 2021 in Moscow to discuss the plans and future work plan of the SDWG . All activities during the Russian presidency of the Arctic Council are managed by the Roscongress Foundation.

Participants will discuss the progress of current projects as well as new project proposals. The problems include:

  • Increase the resilience of the Arctic ecosystem,
  • Preservation of arctic architectural heritage,
  • Assessment of the COVID-19 situation in the Arctic and its impact on public health,
  • Digitization of the linguistic and cultural heritage of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic,
  • Development of an arctic food innovation hub,
  • Remote energy systems,
  • Use of hydrogen energy in the Arctic,
  • Solid waste management in arctic communities,
  • Preschool and school education,
  • Gender equality,
  • Shipping,
  • A project for an international mammoth center in Yakutia.

This is the second meeting of the SDWG during the Russian presidency of the Arctic Council from 2021 to 2023. SDWG sessions traditionally bring together representatives of the member countries of the Arctic Council (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland , Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States) and observer organizations, including the Arctic Athabaskan Council, the Aleut International Association, the Gwich’in Council International, the Inuit Circumpolar Council, Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, the Siberia and the Russian Far East.

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Sara H. Byrd

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