Arctic Futures Initiative

The Arctic Futures Initiative (AFI) brings a systems analysis perspective to the future of the Arctic.

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A holistic approach for the Arctic

The Arctic interacts with the rest of the world in a complex manner —socially, economically, technologically, environmentally, and politically. We aim to support the requisite system-level analysis of critical Arctic challenges to sustainability, for use by public and private decision makers in the Arctic and non-Arctic nations striving for a sustainable Arctic region.



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Blog posts: Arctic Super Week in May 2019 and Calotte Academy

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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


Nurturing cooperation, preservation, and prosperity in the Arctic

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.


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CONTACT DETAILS

Anni Reissell

Guest Research Scholar

Exploratory and Special Projects

T +43(0) 2236 807 678

Arctic Futures Initiative brochure

A systems perspective on the plausible futures of the Arctic

PUBLICATIONS

Padrtova B (2019). Frozen narratives: How media present security in the Arctic. Polar Science DOI:10.1016/j.polar.2019.05.006. (In Press)

Emelyanova A & Rautio A (2019). A Century of Demographic Ageing in Arctic Canada (1950–2050). Journal of Population Ageing 12 (1): 25-50. DOI:10.1007/s12062-017-9211-5.

Landauer M & Komendantova N (2018). Participatory environmental governance of infrastructure projects affecting reindeer husbandry in the Arctic. Journal of Environmental Management 223: 385-395. DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.06.049.

Bohman A, Schmid-Neset T, Juhola S, Glaas E, Landauer M, Klein J, & Linner BO (2018). On the call for issue advocates, or what it takes to make adaptation research useful. Climatic Change 149 (2): 121-129.

Grafakos S, Pacteau C, Delgado M, Landauer M, Lucon O, & Driscoll P (2018). Integrating mitigation and adaptation: Opportunities and challenges. In: Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network. Eds. Rosenzweig, C., Solecki, W., Romero-Lankao, P., Mehrotra, S., Dhakal, S. & Ibrahim, S.A., pp. 101-138 Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1316603338

Heininen L (2018). Artic Geopolitics from Classical to Critical Approach-Importance of Immaterial Factors. Geography, Environment, Sustainability 11 (1): 171-186. DOI:10.24057/2071-9388-2018-11-1-171-186.

Landauer M & Juhola S (2018). Loss and Damage in the Rapidly Changing Arctic. In: Loss and Damage from Climate Change. Eds. Mechler, R., Bouwer, L., Schinko, T. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1156-7574, Surminski, S. & Linnerooth-Bayer, J., pp. 425-447 Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-72025-810.1007/978-3-319-72026-5_18.

Emelyanova A (2017). Population projections of the Arctic by levels of education. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-17-022

Tennberg M, Emelyanova A, Eriksen H, Haapala J, Hannukkala A, Jaakkola JJK, Jouttijärvi T, Jylhä K, et al. (2017). The Barents area changes – How will Finland adapt? (Barentsin alue muuttuu – miten Suomi sopeutuu?). Prime minister’s office - Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic (AACA), Publications of the Govenrment´s analysis, assessment and research activities 31/2017

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