Conference 'International Cooperation in the Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development'
International Cooperation in the Arctic:
New Challenges and Vectors of Development
20th Anniversary of the Arctic Council

Conference, Moscow, October 12-13, 2016
International Cooperation in the Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development
20th Anniversary of the Arctic Council

Conference, Moscow, October 12-13, 2016
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Conference programme
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List of participants
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About the Conference

In September 2016, the Arctic Council celebrates the 20th Anniversary. The framework for cooperation and the commitment to jointly protect and develop the Arctic enshrined in the 1996 Ottawa Declaration have ensured regular and competent discussion of the Arctic issues. Deep understanding of the climate challenges and the fragility of the Far North ecosystems, as well as the opportunities for national development have shaped the special spirit of cooperation in the region.

Today the prospects for involving non-regional states in the Arctic cooperation, as well as for the transformation of the Arctic Council into an international organisation and the extension of the list of issues within its scope are high on the agenda. Development of the emerging field of the Arctic law is also of special significance, and determining the parameters of sustainable development of the Arctic is an important strategic goal for the years ahead.

On 12–13 October 2016, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with support of the Executive Office of the Government of Russia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia holds the Conference titled "International Cooperation in the Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development". The objective of the conference is to determine the outlines of the institutional development of the Arctic Council, the prospects for legal regulation of activities in the Arctic, as well as the potential of economic projects in the region and of cooperation with non-regional players.

Programme
Please have your passport with you to attend the Conference.

12 October 2016, 9:30-19:00
President Hotel,
24 Bolshaya Yakimanka St.,
Polyanka metro station


13 October 2016, 9:30-19:00
Lotte Hotel Moscow, 8 bld. 2 Novinsky Blvd., Smolenskaya metro station

Working Languages
Russian, English

Webcast
russiancouncil.ru/en/arctic2016

Hashtag #ArcticOctober

Programme (PDF)
12 October 2016, 9:30-19:00 — Expert panels

— New Players in the Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities for International Cooperation
— Governing the Bering Strait
— Multilateral Cooperation in the Arctic Education and Science
— The Role of Indigenous Peoples and Inhabitants of the North in the Development of Modern Arctic Projects
— The Role of the Mass Media in Covering Arctic-Related Issues
— Military Security and Military Presence in the Arctic Region

13 October 2016, 9:30-19:00 — Plenary sessions

— Opening speeches
— Plenary Session "Role of the Arctic Council in Ensuring Peace, Cooperation and Sustainable Development in the Arctic"
— Plenary Session "Legal Regulation of Activities in the Arctic Region: Old Issues and New Solutions"
— Plenary Session "Economic Potential of the Arctic Territories and Projects for Their Development"
— Closing Remarks

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Speakers
Igor Ivanov
President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia (1998–2004), Corresponding Member of RAS
Dmitry Rogozin
Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Chairman of the State Commission for Arctic Development of Russia
Sergey Ivanov
Special Representative of the President of Russia for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport
Artur Chilingarov
Special Representative of the President of Russia for International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic, Chairman of the
Scientific Expert Council of the State Commission for Arctic Development of
Russia, Member of the State Duma of Russia, Corresponding Member of RAS,
Member of RIAC
Scott Highleyman
International Arctic Director at the Pew Charitable Trusts
Kirill Molodtsov
Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Maria Kalinina
Vice President for Interregional Cooperation at the University of the Arctic, Advisor to the Rector for International Cooperation
at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University
David Benton
Commissioner on the United States Arctic Research Commission
Mikko Hautala
Ambassador of Finland to Russia
Frederik Paulsen
Chairman of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Honorary Member of the Association of Polar Explorers of Russia, Founder of The
Swiss Polar Institute (SPI)
Magnus Johannesson
Director of the Secretariat of the Arctic Council
Vladimir Barbin
Senior Arctic Official of Russia at the Arctic Council, Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
Anniken Ramberg Krutnes
Senior Arctic Official of Norway at the
Arctic Council, Ambassador for Arctic Affairs of Norway
Arni Thor Sigurdsson
Senior Arctic Official of Iceland at the Arctic Council, Ambassador of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland
Torsten Kjølby
Nielsen
Deputy Director of the Arctic and North America Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Evgeny Ambrosov
Vice Chair of the Arctic Economic Council, Senior Executive Vice President of Sovcomflot, Member of the Business Council of State Commission for Arctic Development of Russia
Mikhail Nikolaev
State Advisor of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) (1991–2002)
Alexander Pelyasov
Director of the Centre for the Northern and Arctic Economies at the Council for the Study of Productive Forces
Paul Berkman
Professor of the Tufts University, Director of the Arctic Futures Initiative at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Andrei Zagorski
Head of the Department of Disarmament and Conflict Resolution of the Centre for International Security at the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations of RAS, Member of RIAC
Evgeny Voronin
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia, Professor of the Department of International Law at MGIMO University
Hannele Pokka
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment of Finland
Vitaly Kliuev
Director of the Department of State Policy for Maritime and River Transport of the Ministry of Transport of Russia
Vyacheslav Ruksha
Director General of Atomflot
Vladimir Mednikov
President of the Russian Association of
International Maritime Law
Alexander Vylegzhanin
Head of the Department of International Law at MGIMO University, Vice President of the Russian Association of International Maritime Law
Michael Byers
Professor at th University of British Columbia in Vancouver
Kamil Bekyashev
Head of the Department of International Law at Kutafin Moscow State Law University, Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague
Andrey Krivorotov
Head of the Department of Corporate Relations of Shtokman Development AG
Rafael Abramyan
Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Timo Rautajoki
President and CEO of Lapland Chamber of Commerce
Vasily Bogoyavlensky
Deputy Director of the Institute of Oil and
Gas Problems of RAS, Corresponding Member of RAS
Vyacheslav Zilanov
Chairman of the Northern Coordination Council of Fishery Associations, Unions and Enterprises of the Northern Basin
Yury Zakharinsky
Deputy Head of the Government of Krasnoyarsky Kray
Valery Chichkanov
Deputy Chairman of the Council for the Study of Productive Forces
Vladimir Bagreev
Advisor to the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce in Russia
Venue

Please have your passport with you to attend the Conference.
The expert panels of the conference will take place on 12 October 2016 in President Hotel.
Address: 24 Bolshaya Yakimanka St., Polyanka metro stations
The plenary sessions of the conference will take place on 13 October 2016 in Lotte Hotel Moscow.
Address: Novinskiy Boulevard 8 Bld. 2, Moscow, Russia, Smolenskaya metro station
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Conference photos
Conference "International Cooperation in the Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development"
Conference "International Cooperation in the Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development"
Presentations
New Players in the Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities for International Cooperation
Expert session, October 12, 2016
Governing the Bering Strait
Expert Session, October 12, 2016
Development of New Projects in the Arctic: Interests of Indigenous Peoples and Inhabitants of the North, Ecology, and Infrastructure
Expert Session, October 12, 2016
Multilateral Cooperation in the Arctic Education and Science
Expert Session, October 12, 2016
The Role of the Mass Media in Covering Arctic-Related Issues
Expetrt Session, October 12, 2016
Opening and Welcoming Remarks
Plenary Sessions, October 13, 2016
Role of the Arctic Council in Ensuring Peace, Cooperation and Sustainable Development in the Arctic
Plenary Session, October 13, 2016
Legal Regulation of Activities in the Arctic Region: Old Issues and New Solutions
Plenary Session, October 13, 2016
Economic Potential of the Arctic Territories and Projects for Their Development
Plenary Session, October 13, 2016
Analytics
The Report examines non-regional actors' interests in the Arctic, their policy frameworks in the region and principal areas of Arctic studies. Authors also explore the Asian states' positions on the international status of the Arctic. Specific attention is given to the prospects of cooperation between Russia and India, China, Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore in developing the region.
The Working Paper focuses on the US and Russia's interests, challenges and opportunities for maintaining and consolidating a cooperative relationship in the Arctic and seeks to identify particular issues that could and should be pursued in the near-term (next three years) and mid-term (next five years) taking into account the results of the US Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
The decline in global oil prices that began in the summer of 2014 carries with it a number of risks in assembling a whole range of major oil and gas projects, including shale gas extraction projects, deep-water offshore projects and projects in the Arctic shelf.
Conference videos: Expert Sessions (Rus, Eng)
Expert Session "New Players in the Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities for International Cooperation"
Expert Session "Development of New Projects in the Arctic:
Interests of Indigenous Peoples and Inhabitants of the North,
Ecology, and Infrastructure"
Expert Session "Multilateral Cooperation in the Arctic Education and Science"
Expert Session "The Role of the Mass Media in Covering Arctic Related Issues"
Conference videos: Plenary Sessions (Eng)
Welcoming Remarks and Opening
Role of the Arctic Council in Ensuring Peace, Cooperation and Sustainable Development in the Arctic
Legal Regulation of Activities in the Arctic Region: Old Issues and New Solutions
Economic Potential of the Arctic Territories and Projects for Their Development
I still have questions left

We will be pleased to help you on any issues related to organisation of, participation in and partnership of the conference.

Liudmila Filippova
In charge of the event
tel. +7 495 225 62 83 ext. 118
arctic@russiancouncil.ru
Daria Kholopova
Arrangements for participants
tel. +7 495 225 62 83 ext. 130
arctic@russiancouncil.ru
Olga Bliznyuk
Press coverage and media partnership
tel. +7 495 225 62 83 ext. 115
press@russiancouncil.ru
Alexander Eliseev
Conference venue and logistics
tel. +7 495 225 62 83 ext. 128
event@russiancouncil.ru

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