Arctic Initiative: Empowering bottom-up transformations to sustainability (brochure)
IISD has identified the Arctic as an area of critical importance to our vision: equity and a healthy planet.
We envision an Arctic that respects and prioritizes the perspectives of the region’s people, including indigenous peoples and societies; an Arctic with increased resilience and capacity to adapt to a changing climate; and an Arctic with a growing stream of sustainable local economic benefits.
Our Arctic Initiative supports bottom-up transformations to sustainability. We work with governments, communities, companies and other actors in the following four areas: climate change adaptation and food security; extractive industries; infrastructure and renewable energy development; and transformative knowledge.