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CONFERENCE – Canada/Russia/Norway Dialogue and Cooperation in the Arctic
January 1, 1970
DEVELOPMENTS OF THE BEST PRACTICES
May 26, 2011 – Carleton University, Humanities Lecture Hall, Paterson Hall, Room 303
Conference Chair: Dr. Piotr Dutkiewicz, Carleton University
A two day conference organized by Carleton University with support from Norwegian and Russian Embassies in Ottawa with cooperation with INAC, DFAIT, DND, Valdai Club (Russia). The Conference is being generously supported by Magna Fund for Russian Studies and Kinross Gold Corporation.
(1) BEST PRACTICES FOR DIALOGUE AND COOPERATION BETWEEN ARCTIC NATIONS
This panel will be devoted to the discussion of mechanisms to foster bilateral dialogue between Canada and Russia and will also discuss best practices based on successful Norwegian – Russian cooperation in the region. People to people cooperation and accommodation will also be discussed including the aboriginal peoples.
(2) BEING AN ARCTIC OCEAN COASTAL STATE – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN DEVELOPING BEST PRACTICES FOR CIRCUMARCTIC TRANSPORTATION
This panel will consider the broad range of issues that involve: marine transportation in the Arctic (including search and rescue), resource development and cooperation to respond to an open Arctic environment. The most pressing practical challenges concern regulation of increased shipping traffic and marine transportation in the northeast and northwest passages will be discussed as well.
(3) BEST PRACTICES FOR ECO-SYSTEM BASED MANAGEMENT IN THE ARCTIC
This panel will focus on the implications of the changing climate in the Arctic including the degradation of permafrost on land, and the opportunities of increased use of oceans for shipping and fishing. In this latter context, what best practices undertaken by Norway, Russia and Canada on Ecosystem based management can be employed to address these challenges? Issue such as – for instance – permafrost land management t will be discussed. The panel will also consider specific challenges to sustainable development of the region’s vast energy resources such as environmental off –shore drilling and the possibility for accurate risk assessment.
8.30 – 9.00 Registration / Coffee
9.00 – 10.00 Welcome and Introduction to the Conference
Piotr DUTKIEWICZ, Professor, Carleton University, Conference Chair
Diana MAJURY, Associate Dean, Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University
Janet KING, Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs Organization (NAO)
Her Excellency Else BERIT EIKELAND, The Norwegian Ambassador to Canada
Anton VASILIEV, Ambassador at Large, Senior Arctic Official of the Russian Federation
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break
10.30 – 11.45
PANEL 1 / BEST PRACTICES FOR DIALOGUE AND COOPERATION BETWEEN ARCTIC NATIONS
Chair: Frances ABELE, Professor, Carleton University – Co-Chair TBA
Franklyn GRIFFITHS, Professor, University of Toronto
Alexander PILYASOV, Director, Center of the North and Arctic economy, State Research Institution “Council for the Study of the Productive Forces”, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and Russian Academy of Sciences
Jon FREDRIKSEN, Consul General to the Norwegian Consulate General in Murmansk
11.45 – 13.00 Lunch
Keynote Speaker / Lewis CARDINAL, National Chair, Aboriginal Voices Radio Network and President of the Indigenous Media Institute of Canada �
Mr. Cardinal (PhD Cand.) is Woodland Cree from northern Alberta, Canada, and lives in Edmonton Lewis is: Vice President of Aboriginal Voices Radio (AVR), Canada’s first and only national Aboriginal radio network, Founder and President of the Indigenous Media Institute of Canada, Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Commission on Human Rights and Justice 2008 President and Founder of the Global Indigenous Dialogue, an international gathering of Indigenous peoples, and Owner of Cardinal Strategic Communications, a consulting firm on Communications and Education.
13.15 – 14.45
PANEL 2 / BEING AN ARCTIC OCEAN COASTAL STATE – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN DEVELOPING
BEST PRACTICES FOR CIRCUMARCTIC TRANSPORTATION
Chair: Christopher STONEY, Professor, Carleton University – Co-Chair: TBA
Espen BARTH EIDE, Norwegian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Victor SANTOS-PEDRO, Transport Canada – TBC
Alexey KONOVALOV, Director, Center “World Ocean”, State Research Institution “Council for the Study of the Productive Forces”, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and Russian Academy of Sciences; Head, Section on Public Private Partnership, Scientific and Expert Council, Maritime Board, Government of the Russian Federation
14.45 – 15.15 Coffee break
15.15 – 16.45
PANEL 3 / BEST PRACTICES FOR ECO-SYSTEM BASED MANAGEMENT IN THE ARCTIC
Chair: Christopher BURN, Professor, Carleton; Co-Chair : TBA
Lisa LOSETO, Section Head of the Ecosystem Impacts Research Team, within the Arctic Aquatic Research Division, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Vyacheslav ROZHNOV, Doctor of Biology, Vice-President, the Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences
Jan THOMPSON, Director for Norwegian-Russian Environmental Cooperation
17.00 – 17.15 CLOSING REMARKS
Professors Frances ABELE, Christopher BURN, Christopher STONEY – Brief Report
Her Excellency Else BERIT EIDELAND, The Norwegian Ambassador to Canada
His Excellency Georgiy Enverovich MAMEDOV, The Russian Ambassador to Canada
“Reflections, Challenges, Opportunities and Next Steps”