2021: A Round-up of last year’s NDI publications

NDI POLICY BRIEFS NDI POLICY BRIEF 14: Healthy ageing policy in Russia needs to consider gender, age, and territoryAnastasia Emelyanova, Elena GolubevaDownload the policy brief (PDF) NDI POLICY BRIEF 15: Accident information is needed to prevent emergencies in the Arctic watersSvetlana KuznetsovaDownload the policy brief (PDF) NDI POLICY BRIEF 16: Decarbonizing road passenger transport in the ND areaDmitry Vasilenko, Vasily …

NDI BACKGROUND PAPER 5: Accounting for disruptive developments in strategic planning of shipping in the Arctic

Summary:The changing climate gradually opens the way to the Arctic waters for commercial shipping. This requires long-term investments in infrastructure and hence strategic planning of shipping activities both by governments and the global maritime industry to take into account various global and regional factors influencing the economics of shipping. Many of these factors are inherently uncertain and subject to disruptive …

Towards the next generation of social innovations – Northern Dimension Future Forum 2021

The annual Northern Dimension Future Forum took place at Aalto University, Finland, and online on December 1, 2021. In the Future Forum, experts and stakeholders discussed the sustainability of social innovations and policy measures induced by the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of Northern Dimension thematic partnerships.

NDI BRIEFING NOTE: Decarbonizing road freight and vocational transport in the ND area

Northern Dimension Institute Briefing Note | October 2021 ByDmitry Vasilenko, Saint Petersburg State University of Economics, dvasilenko@finec.ruVasily Zinin, National Gas Vehicle Association, v.zinin@ngvrus.ru Natalia Sarakhanova, Saint Petersburg State University of Economics, sarahanova.n@unecon.ru This Briefing Note addresses drivers, obstacles and measures for decarbonization of road freight transport that is a timely issue both globally and in the Northern Dimension (ND) area. …

NDI POLICY BRIEF 16: Decarbonizing road passenger transport in the ND area

This policy brief elaborates recommendations for road passenger transport decarbonization in the Northern Dimension (ND) area. On the one hand, road transport emits 25% of total greenhouse gas in ND countries and produces dangerous local pollutions, and the share of passenger transport of these emissions is more than 75% [1] Nitrogen oxide, sulphur oxide and particular matter emissions are the …

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NDI POLICY BRIEF 15: Accident information is needed to prevent emergencies in the Arctic waters

Increasing economic activity in the Russian Arctic has resulted in the growth of vessel traffic related to trade, exploration and research, marine tourism, and natural resource extraction activities. This has heightened the risk of maritime accidents. Navigation and rescue response are challenging in the High North due to its harsh weather and ice conditions, long distances, and vulnerable nature. Therefore, …

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NDI Briefing Note: Prospects for the development of the White Sea-Baltic Canal

Northern Dimension Institute Briefing Note | February 2021 PROSPECTS FOR THE DEVELOPEMENT OF THE WHITE SEA-BALTIC CANAL  By Maksim Zadorin, Northern Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk m.zadorin [a] narfu.ru The White Sea-Baltic Canal, constructed in 1931-1933 as a large-scale Soviet infrastructure project and therefore commonly referred to as the “Stalin’s Canal” [1], often evokes negative connotations due to its history. The …

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NDI POLICY BRIEF 11: Arctic shipping needs anti-avoidance rules to mitigate environmental disasters

Global warming will accelerate the melting of ice and release some of the Arctic territories for shipping. On the one hand, it will have a positive impact on world trade but on the other hand, the risk of ship accidents and environmental disasters will increase. In the period from 2010 to 2019, 512 ship accidents in Arctic Circle Waters were …

Registration to the ND Future Forum 2020 on Black Carbon Is Now Open

On behalf of Aalto University in Finland, lead coordinator of the Northern Dimension Institute we invite you to the ND Future Forum 2020: Curbing Black Carbon Emissions in the Northern Dimension Area Date: November 24, 2020 Time: 12 PM – 4 PM CET Venue: Online Event (Webex Meetings) The Future Forum event consists of two sessions, each of which includes …