Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Arctic: 5th High-Level Dialogue and Reception

Date: 2018-02-22 18:30:00 PM - 2018-02-22 21:30:00 PM
Venue: Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Room, Palace of Westminster


On Thursday, 22 February 2018, Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) was pleased to convene its 5th Dialogue on ‘SDGs in the Arctic’ in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Room at the Palace of Westminster in London, United Kingdom. The topic for the session was ‘The Role of International Businesses and Investors’, with the overarching question being: “What are the opportunities, challenges, sensitivities, responsibilities and developments that international businesses and investors should be mindful of when engaging with the Arctic?” Following the discussion, we were delighted to host a reception to mark the occasion of the think-tank turning two this month.

The event was organised by Polar Research and Policy Initiative, in collaboration with Guggenheim Partners, Inuit Circumpolar Council, International Institute for Environmental Studies at Trent University, and Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction and Global Governance Institute at University College London. In particular, we would like to thank Andrew Rosindell MP for kindly hosting the event in Parliament. 

PANEL

Okalik Eegeesiak, Chair, Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC)
James Pass, Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners
Terzah Tippin Poe, Lecturer, Harvard University
Dr Heather Nicol, Professor, School of the Environment, Trent University
Dr Jeremy Rayner, Professor and Director, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Dr Ilan Kelman, Reader in Risk, Resilience and Global Health, University College London
Alice Rogoff, Co-Founder, Arctic Circle Assembly; Publisher, ArcticToday.com
Verner Wilson III, Former Director of Natural Resources, Bristol Bay Native Association
Chair: Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes, Director, Polar Research and Policy Initiative

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Photographs by Tom Huntingford of Superfolk Films

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