The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused a radical geopolitical shift, but also brought the global dependence on fossil fuels and rare minerals into sharp focus, as well as the collaborative spirit of the Arctic community. This discussion will examine how Arctic nations can demonstrate leadership in the transition to green energy solutions, as well as the secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials in such a way as to reduce dependence on unreliable - or undesirable - sources. A key consideration in this question is the rights of Indigenous peoples and tribes of the High North. The aim of the session is to raise considerations for policymakers and researchers to address as these efforts move forward.
The session is open to all registered participants of the Assembly meeting. The full list of panelists will be announced at a later date.
"This event will be offered as a webinar to the general public in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Maine."