It will serve as a fertile ground for the project-implementation networking groups of the participants from the regions of the global North and the North-Eastern Asian countries which are interested in the Arctic issues.

Needless to say, that the Northeast of the Arctic region undergoes clear climatic changes, which require an interdisciplinary approach and research under the leadership of an internationally regarded group of experts. Furthermore, it is necessary to now consider the participation of a sizeable region like Yakutia in programs on sustainable development for the North and the Arctic regions within a global context, in view of the fact that the largest formation of permafrost is located in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The slightest signs of the climate change in Yakutia resonate in the other places of the world.

Additionally, the necessity for founding and locating "The Northern Forum" in Yakutia, has to do directly with the increased interest of the Asian Countries' Alliance to participate in the projects involving the development of the Arctic region. In return, the countries of the Arctic hemisphere are interested in the active participation of Asian investors, researchers, and project-developers in the variety of projects, such as the development of naval northern infrastructure and preservation of biodiversity in the Arctic. Yakutia is located in between the two expanses - the Arctic and Asia - and can serve as a bridge between the two zones. In connection with this opportunity, and also following up with the Agenda on Sustainable Development 2030 released by the UN General Assembly, "The Northern Forum", the North-Eastern Federal University named after M.K Ammosov, and the Government of Republic Sakha (Yakutia) came forward with an initiative of creating, on a permanent basis, a collaborative venue “The Northern Sustainable Development Forum”.

The Forum participants are representatives of eleven countries – eight circumpolar countries (Russia, Canada, USA, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark) and three countries of the North-East Asia (People’s Republic of China, South Korea, and Japan).

The forum will be held within the following formats of events:

  • conferences
  • plenary discussions
  • projects
  • presentations
  • lectures

For further inquiries please visit the website, where you also can register to participate:
The deadline for your abstracts: July, 31st, 2019.

Registration Fee: 100 USD

Key Contacts:
Program Committee: Maksimova Daryana Dmitrievna tel.: +7 924 5683290, email:
The Forum Secretariat:
Service of registration and accreditation:
Translation Service:

The Northern Forum is an active participant in large international venues established in Iceland, Norway, Finland, and North-West Russia, where almost the entire spectrum of issues on the development of the Arctic is discussed. The Northern Forum Secretariat is located in Yakutsk (Sakha Republic (Yakutia).