Jokkmokk Winter Conference
Jokkmokk Winter Conference on climate change, energy and sustainable development is an annual international forum for students, decision makers, entrepreneurs and opinion builders from Northern Europe, North America and Russia. The conference offers a natural meeting point for those working with climate change and an opportunity for developing new strategies and initiatives for the North. The Saami perspective and reindeer herding is an important pillar for the conference. The recommendations and demands raised in the conference are handed over and discussed with governmental representatives from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Canada and the US. The conference is based on a successful cooperation with research institutions such as the University of Tromsö, the University of Lapland and the Northern Research Forum.
- building a platform for networking and transnational cooperation on sustainable development in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic regions
- bridging the gap between climate and energy research and implementation in practice
- forming new collaborations and partnerships between business, research institutions and municipalities
- learning more about indigenous knowledge and how climate change affects the lives of the people
Jokkmokk Winter Conference is a part of the weeklong Jokkmokk Winter Market- a major international event of culture, entertainment and handicraft that attracts some 40.000 visitors every year. The Winter Market is a Sami tradition since 1605.
Jokkmokk Winter Conference is initiated and organized by the municipality of Jokkmokk in cooperation with University of Lapland, Rovaniemi; Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten; Intelligent Energy Europe; Covenant of Mayors; University of Oulu; Norrbottens Läns Landsting; Teknikens Hus, Luleå; Föreningen Nordens ungdom; Abisko Scientific Research Station; World Future Council; Nenet Norrbottens Energy Agency; Luleå University of Technology; VINN; Oulu Arc Region; Ajtte museum Sámi centre; Northern Research Forum; Sáminuorra; the Sámi Parliament; Sparbanken Nord; Övertorneå municipality; Association of Polar Early Career Scientists; University of Tromsø; Sámi Education Centre Jokkmokk; Barents Youth Cooperation Office; Bellona Foundation; Association of Swedish Eco Municipalities; Vaartoe Centre at Umeå University; Murmansk University; Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, SEAP plus and Svea Skog.