Profile

Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) was launched in February 2016 as the UK’s first and only think-tank dedicated exclusively to Arctic and Antarctic issues.

Based in London, PRPI seeks to facilitate both within the UK and across the Commonwealth a crucial, sustained, high-level and high-impact dialogue between scholars, experts, explorers, policymakers, indigenous peoples, civil society, private sector firms and other stakeholders about the most important issues facing the Polar Regions. These issues shall range from the causes and consequences of climate change and the protection of marine and coastal environments to the socio-economic empowerment of indigenous peoples and the management of shipping routes and natural resources.

In doing so, PRPI aims to raise the profile and understanding of the Polar Regions in the UK and across the Commonwealth; increase and sustain the scholarly, cultural, political and commercial engagement of the UK and relevant Commonwealth member states with the Polar Regions; and help address some of the toughest political, social, economic and environmental challenges facing polar peoples and places.