Finland 100: Evening on Finland and Arctic Governance with Timo Koivurova

Date: 2017-11-30 19:00:00 PM - 2017-11-30 20:30:00 PM
Venue: Gordon House 106, 29 Gordon Square, University College London
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We are pleased to invite you to the keynote address on How Finland, as Chair of the Arctic Council, Aims to Improve Arctic Governance’ by Prof Timo Koivurova, Research Professor and Director of the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, at 7 pm on 30 November 2017. The event will be held at Gordon House 106, University College London, and be co-hosted by Polar Research and Policy Initiative along with UCL Global Governance Institute, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction and UCL Institute for Global Health. You can sign-up for the event here.

Prof Timo Koivurova is the Chair of the Lapland Arctic Council Host Committee and Advisor to the Finnish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. He has worked as the Director of the Northern Institute of Environmental and Minority Law at the Arctic Centre since 2004. He is also a Docent of International Law at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Business Administration at the University of Eastern Finland, and at the Faculty of Law at the University of Turku.

Prof Timo Koivurova has specialised in various aspects of international law applicable in the Arctic and Antarctic region. His research work addresses the interplay between different levels of environmental law, legal status of indigenous peoples, law of the sea in the Arctic waters, integrated maritime policy in the EU, the role of law in mitigating/adapting to climate change, the function and role of the Arctic Council in view of its future challenges and the possibilities for an Arctic treaty. He has been involved as an expert in several international processes globally and in the Arctic region and has published on the above-mentioned topics extensively.