Pathways to Sustainable Northern Communities – Regional Empowerment for Change
Fourth Jokkmokk Winter Conference on Climate Change, Jokkmokk/Sweden, January 31 – February 3, 2011.
Jokkmokk Winter Conference is an annual international forum for young researchers, entrepreneurs and opinion builders from Northern Europe, Canada, the US and Russia.
One main target is to contribute to regional development by stimulate an intensified discussion between young researchers and politicians. Main issues are Sustainable Tourism and Food Production as well as Decentralised Renewable Energy Production in the North.
Jokkmokk Winter Conference is part of the weeklong Sami Jokkmokk Winter Market, a major international event of culture, entertainment and handicraft that attracts some 40.000 visitors during a few intensive days. The Winter Market is a Sami tradition since 1605.
Jokkmokk Winter Conference is initiated and organized by the Municipality of Jokkmokk in cooperation with University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Association of Polar Early Career Scientists, the University of Tromsø, the Northern Research Forum, Luleå University of Technology, the Sámi Parliament, Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten, Norrbottens Läns Landsting, Vaartoe Centre for Sami Research at Umeå University, Murmansk University, Abisko Scientific Research Station, Nenet Norrbottens Energy Agency, Svenska Samernas Riksförbund, Association of Swedish Eco Municipalities, Sáminuorra, Föreningen Nordens ungdom, Ajtte museum Sámi centre, Bellona Foundation, Barents Youth Cooperation Office and the Sámi Education Centre in Jokkmokk.
More information: http://www.winterconference.se/