16th-19th September 2018

Inari, Finland

The 13th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region took place in Inari, Finland 16th–19th September 2018.

13th Arctic Parliamentary Conference took place in Inari, Finland, from 16th to 19th September in Sajos Center. Climate change, CSR, Digital connection and Social Well-Being among the themes discussed.

Arctic peoples today find themselves on the front line of rapid environmental change brought about by globalizing forces, shifting climates, and destabilizing physical conditions. The weather is not the only thing undergoing rapid change here. Social climates are intrinsically connected to physical climates, and changes within each have profound effects on the daily life, health, and well-being of circumpolar indigenous peoples.

Following four themes; digitalization of the Arctic, climate change and its effects to the Arctic, the Corporate Social Responsibility for the companies operating in the Arctic and the Social Well-Being of the people living in the Arctic were seen as the most timely and pressing issues that affect the region.

As this was already the 13th time the Arctic parliamentarians convene, a special session reflected the work done by the parliamentarians.