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IAP brings together representatives of governments, non-governmental organizations, indigenous peoples, and scientists in order to discuss, identify, and prioritize issues and policy-related research and to help develop the agendas for governments to address pressing policy issues.

FORUM ON EURO-ATLANTIC ACTION PLAN FOR COOPERATION AND ENHANCED ARCTIC SECURITY

Dartmouth College, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in partnership with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, sponsored a meeting with 40 leading Arctic scholars, government officials, industry leaders and representatives for indigenous peoples met in Washington, D.C., in February 2013 to examine key issues facing the region -- energy, health, commercial shipping, security and governance -- and to make recommendations for action.


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ARCTIC HEALTH CONFERENCE

Key authorities in the area of arctic health met at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, May 23-25, 2011, to discuss "Arctic Health: Challenges and Responses to Rapid Environmental and Social Change." Topics included:

  • climate change, globalization and the emergence of new diseases and disease patterns,
  • environmental change in human health,
  • research considerations in partnerships with northern communities,
  • priorities for institutional/community responses to rapid change
  • lessons learned and pathways forward

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMAN SECURITY

Scientists and other experts from across the North met September 5-8, 2010, at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland to address issues of climate change and human security.

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THE ARCTIC MARINE SHIPPING ASSESSMENT

An international group of scientists, policymakers, military and government officials met October 22 – 24, 2009, in Fairbanks, Alaska, to decide how to take action on recommendations from the Arctic Council's Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment. The University of Alaska Geography Program hosted the workshop.

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ARCTIC CLIMATE CHANGE AND SECURITY POLICY

The first IAP conference, held December 1-3, 2008, at Dartmouth College, was attended by academic scholars, policymakers, shipping and energy experts, and representatives of indigenous peoples. These round-table discussions on climate change and Arctic security issues resulted in the publication of The Arctic Climate Change and Security Policy Final Report and Findings, released in June 2009 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.

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