Arctic Environment Research Center

International Interdisciplinary Workshop
“Rapid Arctic Warming and Its Impact on Indigenous Peoples and Other Communities”

January 17, 2023

Date : 13:30-18:30, March 10, 2023 (JST)
Venue (On-Site) : Seminar room, National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR)
          10-3, Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo (Access)
Meeting Style : Hybrid
Language : English
Organizer : National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR)
Cooperator : Arctic Challenge for Sustainability II (ArCS II) Project

This WS is to explore the direction that Japan's Arctic research should take in the future by bringing together researchers from different fields, including geosciences, cultural anthropology, and social sciences such as international law, to discuss the latest scientific findings on warming in the Arctic region, which is currently the most rapid process on Earth, and its global and regional impacts and challenges, through a bird's eye view and integrated discussions.


Session1 13:35-14:35
Recent Climate Change and Livelihoods in Greenland

Moderator: Sumito Matoba (Hokkaido Univ.)
Speaker1: Navarana K'avigak' Sørensen (Inuit Cultural Traditions)
Speaker2: Teruo Aoki (NIPR)

Session2 14:45-16:15
Impacts of Arctic Warming on Indigenous Societies and Food Culture

Moderators: Shiaki Kondo (Kobe Univ.), Yuka Oishi (Kobe Univ.)
Speaker 3: Victoria Peemot (Helsinki Univ.)
Discussion, Q&A

Session3 16:35-18:05
Laws and Policies Responding to Arctic Warming and Indigenous and Local Communities

Moderator: Hitomi Kimura (Otsuma Women’ s Univ.), Coordinator: Yuko Osakada (Chuo Univ.)

Speaker4: Rune Fjellheim (Senior Advisor, Saami Council)
  Indigenous Peoples in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Speaker5: Dalee Sambo Dorough (University of Alaska Anchorage, Former Chair of Inuit Circumpolar Council, 2022 IASC Medalist)
  Policy Paper on the matter of “local communities” by ICC

Speaker6: Timo Koivurova (University of Lapland)
  Climate Change and Human Rights



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(Capacity of the venue 40, Admission free)


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