News and Events


10 April 2019
Northern Dimension Institute Think Tank

IIASA-AFI is partner in a new project consortium for developing a regional think tank in the Northern Dimension area. The aim is to enhance evidence-based policy-making as well as improve policy relevance of research conducted in the region.  More

22 November 2018
Nurturing cooperation, preservation, and prosperity in the Arctic

Options Winter 2018/19: The vast 15 million square kilometer territory surrounding the North Pole commonly referred to as “the Arctic” may seem to be remote and intangible, but what happens there affects us all.  More

19 October 2018
The Third Pole as Complex Socio-Ecological System – Sustainability and Resilience. AFI/IIASA Breakout Session at the Arctic Circle Assembly, Reykjavik, Iceland

The Third Pole region (Hindu-Kush, Pamir, Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau) is a global hotspot region characterized by high levels of geological, ecological and socio-cultural diversities, providing critical life-supporting resources and ecosystem services to two billion people. The Arctic Futures Initiative (AFI) and the Third Pole Environment (TPE) co-organized a breakout session in Reykjavik, the first session organized on the Third Pole region at the Arctic Circle Assembly.  More

Recent events

08 Apr 2019 - 09 Apr 2019
The Northern Forum Meeting of Governors at the International Arctic Forum

The 2nd Northern Forum Governors' Meeting 'Sustainable Development of Northern Regions' was held within the framework of... More

31 Jan 2019
Update to AFI project funders in Helsinki, Finland

Lassi Heininen, Karen Everett, and Barbora Padrtova provided an update on the AFI project Analysis and Synthesis Report ... More

19 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
The Arctic Futures Initiative at the Sixth Arctic Circle Assembly

The Arctic Circle is the largest network of international dialogue and cooperation on the future of the Arctic. IIASA p... More

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