On October 26-28, 2021, a working group of the Arctic Council for Sustainable Development (SDWG) will meet in Moscow to discuss SDWG projects and further work plan. The Roscongress Foundation is the operator of all events within the framework of the Russian chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

Participants will discuss the progress of current projects and proposals for new ones. Among the questions: improving the sustainability of the Arctic ecosystem; preservation of the Arctic architectural heritage; assessment of the situation with COVID-19 in the Arctic and its impact on public health; digitalization of the linguistic and cultural heritage of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic; development of a cluster of Arctic food innovations; remote energy systems; use of hydrogen energy in the Arctic; solid waste disposal in Arctic communities; preschool and school education; gender equality; shipping, as well as the project of the international mammoth Center in Yakutia.

This is the second meeting of the working group on sustainable development during Russia's chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021-2023. The SDWG session will traditionally bring together representatives of the Arctic Council member countries (Denmark, Iceland, Canada, Norway, Russia, USA, Sweden and Finland) and observer organizations: the Arctic Athabaskan Council, the International Association of Aleuts, the International Council of Gwich'ins, the Circumpolar Council of Inuit, the Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation.

On November 12, 2020, the VIII annual meeting of The international expert Council for cooperation in the Arctic (IECCA) was held in an online format. The topic of the meeting: “Science, Education and Human Resources Development for Arctic Projects Implementation". Russian and foreign experts, representatives of business and government involved in the development of the Arctic made presentations at the plenary session. The main topics of the meeting were the specifics of training personnel for the Arctic and forms of international cooperation in this area.

We invite you to participate in the VII annual meeting of the international expert Council for cooperation in the Arctic (IECCA), which will be held on November 7, 2019. The theme of the meeting in 2019: "Information technologies in the Arctic: navigation, communication and management".