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Arctic Resilience Report scoping workshop

This project report describes the outcomes of the a workshop in September 2011 as part of scoping activities for the Arctic Resilience Report.

Annika E. Nilsson, Marie Jürisoo / Published on 31 December 2011

Nilsson, A.E., and M. Olsson. (2011). Arctic Resilience Report scoping workshop. SEI Report. Stockholm, Sweden.

Based on the workshop discussion, the following key conclusions can be drawn:

  • A resilience framework offers a useful analytical tool for risk analyses of potential thresholds that can result in abrupt and at times irreversible changes in the Arctic at local, regional, and pan-arctic scales.
  • A resilience assessment can further contribute to preparing Arctic communities for change by analysing capacities to adapt and transform in the face of change.
  • There are many related activities, as well as relevant expertise and data in the scientific community and within the Arctic Council to which a resilience assessment should connect.
  • A resilience assessment should integrate expertise from different knowledge traditions, including indigenous traditional knowledge.
  • The concepts, methodology and process of a resilience assessment need to be clearly linked to the needs of people living in the Arctic.
  • A resilience assessment should include dialogue with decision making fora throughout the project.

Download the report (PDF: 2.17MB)

SEI authors

Marie Jürisoo
Marie Jürisoo

Operations Director, Deputy Director SEI Oxford

Global Operations

SEI Headquarters, SEI Oxford

Topics and subtopics
Climate : Adaptation

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