February 8th – The Lives of Arctic Communities

The fragile Arctic, consisting of a vivid spectrum of life, both in water and on land, strongly influences the entire planet and vice versa. Protecting this area is crucial to dampen the effects of climate change, and the Arctic is often seen as a catalyst for the future – but still, very little is commonly known about the snow-covered region in the north. This lecture will introduce listeners to the region and how its communities are affected by climate change, as well as the fight to preserve indigenous rights.
Tanja Joona is a Senior reasercher at the University of Lapland and the Arctic Sustainable Development Research Group. Tanja researches the field of Arctic law and rights of indigenous peoples.
This lecture will be held in English.
Date: 12/02/2018
Time: 6:15-7:30 PM
Place: TBA
Admission: Free for members, 60 kr for non-members. A one-year membership can be
purchased at the event for 100 SEK.
In collaboration with Uppsala Forum for Peace, Democracy and Justice and Folkuniversitetet.

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