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Toward Just, Ethical and Sustainable Arctic Economies, Environments and Societies

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 869327

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2020

  • End date

    30 November 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 156 494,25

  • EU contribution

    € 5 999 994,25

Coordinated by:

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

Objective

Arctic development of the past is persistent in inequitable practices, leaving scars from the impacts of social, economic and environmental inequality. In addition, Arctic development of today is occurring alongside the adverse effects of climate change within an integrated global system deficient in mechanisms for incentivising just transitions toward sustainable development. With the goal of enhancing the governance capacity of the EU to mitigate this problem, JUSTNORTH brings together 15 partners from 7 disciplines to evaluate the viability of Arctic economic activities. The project will merge justice theories with sustainable development goals to enable EU policy coherence toward just transitions. This will be integrated with an investigation of the empirical realities of existing Arctic economic activities in 18 case studies using innovative research methodology, through conceptual, comparative, descriptive, correlation, policy, legal and interview-based analysis techniques. Though this, JUSTNORTH will offer policy, legal and regulatory pathway recommendations, by developing a frameworks from the reconciliation of the various ethics and value systems present in the Arctic, which can serve as a cornerstone for determining the viability of economic activities in the Arctic in line with the goals of sustainable development. Ultimately, JUSTNORTH will provide both a negotiation tool for stakeholders to Arctic development (and a potential labelling standard for just/ethical regulatory standards) in its JUSTscore framework, which will create both transparency, documentation and standardisation for sustainable development across the Arctic (and the EU market). Adhering to coproduction of knowledge with stakeholders throughout, JUSTNORTH will bring insights from indigenous, local, business, State and NGO perspectives of the social, economic and environmental complexities of the Arctic into the realm of policymaking for just sustainable development.

Coordinator

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Address

Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 239 786,25

Participants (14)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 903 302

LAPIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 903 990,50

STOFNUN VILHJALMS STEFANSSONAR

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 941 722,50

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 286 518,75

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 107 833,75

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 178 962,50

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 126 258,75

STIFTINGA VESTLANDSFORSKING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 138 991,25

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 51 946,75

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 60 681,25

FISK ADRIAN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

United States

FEDERAL STATE AUTONOMOUS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION OF HIGHER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION NOTHERN (ARCTIC) FEDERAL UNIVERSITY

Russia

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Hong Kong

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 869327

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2020

  • End date

    30 November 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 156 494,25

  • EU contribution

    € 5 999 994,25

Coordinated by:

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden