Russian policy supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Arctic

Theme 2. Connectivity
Session Name 2.10 Self-governance and regional development in the High North: What (and how) information is used for strategic development?
Datetime Sep 07, 2018 09:45 AM - 10:00 AM (UTC +3)
Location Auditorium XIV
Presentation Type Oral
Presenter Elena Gladun
Author(s) Elena Gladun (University of Tyumen, Russian Federation), Olga Zakharova (University of Tyumen, Russian Federation)
Abstract text

Most of the Arctic States are committed to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their international cooperation and have already issued relevant strategies and national policies.

Russia welcomes the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SD) and the country’s leaders stand ready to support its successful implementation. However, since 2012, the state authorities have made no meaningful steps to adoption of national strategy targeting SDGs and to international discussion of the Agenda.

Meanwhile in the Arctic, large-scale industrial projects have been recently launched; violations of the indigenous rights have been reported; social and environmental problems have been aggravated.

The objective of our research is to identify SDGs crucial for the Russian Arctic and to recommend the concept of the National Strategy implementing 2030 Agenda for SD in the Arctic.

The main targets for our analysis are:

- policy decisions that have been already made to meet SDGs applicable to the Arctic;

- gaps between the national policy of SD and its implementation in the Arctic;

- SDGs most relevant for the Russian Arctic.

The research methods include the content and legal analysis of the national strategies, laws and reports; comparative analysis of the relevant documents adopted in the Arctic states; social studies for the identification of needs and aspirations of all stakeholders in the Russian Arctic.

The research result is the description of the SDGs compatible for the Russian Arctic and the specific domestic roadmap according to the Arctic priorities for the next 15 years.

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