A sample systems map illustrating global (blue boxes) and regional (white boxes) factors influencing destination and transit freight shipping volumes in the Arctic. Arrows depict the direction of impact.

NDI BACKGROUND PAPER 4: Towards a More Sustainable Arctic

In July 2020, the European External Action Service of the European Commission launched a public consultation on the way forward for the European Union’s Arctic policy. The consultation was held to re-examine the role of the EU in Arctic affairs, to revise the priorities of the current Joint Communication on an integrated European Union policy for the Arctic and the actions thereunder, and to identify possible new policy areas to be developed. As part of its work within the NDI Think Tank Action, IIASA responded to this call addressing specific questions of this public consultation. This paper presents the submitted material and provides further reflections on the discussed matters from the Northern Dimension perspective.

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For more information, please contact the authors:
Nadejda Komendatova, IIASA, komendan@iiasa.ac.at
Mia Landauer, IIASA & Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, landauem@iiasa.ac.at
Elena Rovenskaya, IIASA, rovenska@iiasa.ac.at
Dmitry Erokhin, IIASA, erokhin@iiasa.ac.at
Nikita Strelkovskii, IIASA, strelkon@iiasa.ac.at
Leena Ilmola, IIASA, ilmola@iiasa.ac.at