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Arctic Congress Bodø 2024

Tildelt: kr 0,15 mill.

The Arctic Congress Bodø 2024, 29 May - 3 June 2024 is hosted by Nordland Research Institute and Nord University, and organized by the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA), University of the Arctic (UArctic) and High North Center (HNC), Nord University https://www.arcticcongress.com. Bringing three conferences together in Bodø – European Capital of Culture 2024 - is a showcase in Arctic cooperation. The congress includes high-level plenary sessions, parallel sessions, networking, and social and cultural events. It is an opportunity for researchers, educators, businesses, and students to exchange knowledge and connect across the Arctic. The Congress takes place on Sámi land. Its logo honors the local Sami culture. Norwegian and English. The themes align with the thematic priorities of the Norwegian Chairship of the Arctic Council. The themes are interdisciplinary. People of the North: Key topics are public health, living conditions, digital health solutions, mental health and health preparedness in the Arctic, cultural diversity and gender equality. Related topics include engaging with young people and Indigenous Peoples to strengthen community development and collaboration. Sustainable Development: Key topics are sustainable economic development as a basis for social development, how nature and traditional land use can be safeguarded during the green transition, the blue economy, and sustainable shipping. Climate and Environment: Key topics are the impacts of climate change on Arctic environments and biodiversity, the need to adapt management regimes to climate change, and action to deal with the environmental problems associated with expanding human activity. Oceans: Key topics are ocean health and productivity, ensuring sustainable Arctic Ocean industries, reducing marine litter and plastic pollution, enhancing emergency prevention, preparedness and response in the Arctic, and safeguarding sustainable shipping and reducing risks.