Finland’s chairmanship in the Arctic Council (2017-2019) in the age of change and uncertainty

Timo Koivurova, Malgorzata Smieszek, Adam Stępień, Harri Mikkola, Juha Käpylä, Paula Kankaanpää

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

Finland assumes the chairmanship of the Arctic Council for two years in May 2017. The report provides scholarly knowledge to support the preparation and implementation of the Finnish chairmanship, the definition of priorities for Finnish Arctic policy and public discussion on the Arctic and its transformation.
Finland prepares to take over the chairmanship in an increasingly uncertain environment, especially with regard to the economic and political development of the region. Similarly, the Arctic governance structure is transforming. The tasks of the chairman have changed over time as the Arctic Council itself has evolved and non-Arctic actors increasingly pay attention to the region and the Council.
The report investigates the transformation of the Arctic region from various perspectives, including the environment and environmental problems, societal change, political and geopolitical dynamics as well as traditional and new economic prospects.
The report also investigates the ways in which regional challenges can be tackled with legal and political means, especially in the Arctic Council. In addition, the report analyses the consequences of the chairmanship for Finland and presents suggestions that could enable a successful chairmanship period.
Translated title of the contributionFinland’s chairmanship in the Arctic Council (2017-2019) in the age of change and uncertainty
Original languageFinnish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherValtioneuvoston kanslia
Commissioning bodyPrime Minister's Office
Number of pages95
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-287-345-3
ISBN (Print)978-952-287-344-6
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2017
MoEC publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesPublications of the Government´s analysis, assessment and research activities
Volume14/2017
ISSN2342-6799

Keywords

  • Arctic Council
  • Finland
  • chairmanship
  • Arctic
  • uncertainty

Field of science

  • International political science
  • Law
  • Economics

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