Sustainable Development Working Group to hold meeting in Moscow
On October 26–28 the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) will meet in Moscow to discuss its projects and upcoming schedule. The Roscongress Foundation hosts all the events during Russia’s Arctic Council chairmanship.
The meeting participants will discuss progress on current projects and proposals for new ones. The issues include: greater ecosystem stability in the Arctic; conservation of the Arctic’s architectural heritage; evaluation of the COVID-19 situation in the Arctic and its impact on public health; digitization of the linguistic and cultural heritage of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic; development of the Arctic food innovations cluster; remote power systems; hydrogen economy in the Arctic; solid waste utilization in the Arctic communities; pre-school and school education; gender equality as well as the project of the World Mammoth Center in Yakutia.
This is the second SDWG meeting during Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021–2023. The SDWG session traditionally brings together the Arctic Council member states (Denmark, Iceland, Canada, Norway, Russia, the United States, Sweden and Finland) and observer organizations: Arctic Athabaskan Council, Aleut International Association, Gwich'in Council International, Inuit Circumpolar Council and the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North.