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Sustainable development of the pechora region in a changing environment and society

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ICA2-CT-2000-10018

  • Start date

    1 April 2000

  • End date

    31 March 2003

Funded under:

FP5-INCO 2

  • Overall budget:

    € 569 411

  • EU contribution

    € 518 774

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF LAPLAND

Finland

Objective

The SPICE project assesses alternative scenarios for the sustainable development of the Pectoral region (Northeast European Russia), which ensure the economic and social well-being of its population and protect the unique natural environment, its high biodiversity and wilderness areas on the Barents Sea coast, the Arctic tundra and the Ural mountains. We will evaluate the present-day state of formal and informal (subsistence) economic sectors, population and employment, public opinion, and the environment and biodiversity in relation to anthropogenic impacts. Next to economic uncertainties, the region faces considerable challenges from the over-exploitation of natural resources (environmental pollution, fish stock decline, etc.) and climate change (global warming, permafrost collapse). We will integrate scenarios of economic and demographic development with the likely impacts of excessive resource use and climate change. An important integration tool will be the implementation of a GIS. The aim is to present strategies for sustainable development of the Pectoral region, formulated in consultation with stakeholders, to regional government.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LAPLAND

Address

Pohjoisranta 4
96101 Rovaniemi

Finland

Participants (8)

GOSKOMEKOLOGIYA

Russia

INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGY - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

INSTITUTE OF ECONOMY URAL DIVISION, RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

INSTITUTE OF THE NORTH INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY PROBLEMS

Russia

STOCK COMPANY POLARNURALGEOLOGIA

Russia

THE FINNISH FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Finland

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ICA2-CT-2000-10018

  • Start date

    1 April 2000

  • End date

    31 March 2003

Funded under:

FP5-INCO 2

  • Overall budget:

    € 569 411

  • EU contribution

    € 518 774

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF LAPLAND

Finland