AFI Concept Note

Find below the objectives and definitions of the Arctic Future Initative including the Concept Note.

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The mission of AFI is to deliver independent decision support with options that balance environmental protection, economic prosperity, and societal well being for the rapidly changing Arctic of the 21st century. 

The AFI has four strategic objectives which are included in the overall aim of the holistic integrated assessment, the Arctic integrated systems assessment:  

  • Development of an inclusive framework and process for collaboration and cooperation;
  • Production of new knowledge of plausible futures for the Arctic based on integrated systems methodology;
  • Provision of practical options that contribute to informed decision-making;
  • Support for capacity building and establishment of a new generation of multi-perspective, systems-level thinkers for the Arctic.

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Last edited: 11 December 2018


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