A multidisciplinary research project that explores how Russia’s Arctic regions are changing and how local populations are dealing with sustainability issues
Russia’s Arctic Future project
The Russia’s Arctic Future project explores the sustainability of Russia's Arctic by looking at its environmental changes, governance systems, infrastructure challenges, social transformations, and the way local identities are built and negotiated.
Moscow’s myriad projects for the economic and social development of its Far North regions have been slowed down by Western sanctions, and the difficulties faced by large public and private Russian firms involved in Arctic extraction. Yet Russia has continued to work on keeping its Arctic regions alive and will remain a key Arctic power the West will have to dialogue with. This project is based on multidisciplinarity approaches combining climatology, physical and political geography, sociology, and cultural anthropology.