Closing Panel


The closing panel looks at the goals of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a particular focus on gender equality and climate change.

Moderator: Dr. Lauri Reuter (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd)

Opening: Professor Jari Niemelä, Rector of the University of Helsinki, Host of UArctic Congress 2018

Keynote Speech:

Tarja Halonen, President, Finland


Tarja Halonen, President, Finland
Kirsten Hastrup, Professor, University of Copenhagen
Atte Korhola, Professor, University of Helsinki

Grand Final


The results of two exciting side events that will take place during the congress will also be presented:

Sustainability Visions Lab gathers together high-level researchers and experts from the private and public sectors who work intensively together for one day. Based on this work, a visual policy brief about the shared vision and pathways to a sustainable future for the Arctic will be presented.

University of Helsinki’s ThinkCompany and its Arctic Expedition gathers students to Nuuksio to work on campaigns raising awareness on the Arctic. In the grand final we will hear the best pitches by the student teams. 

Closing Remarks