UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


Development in the Arctic: Risks and Rewards, Panel Discussion, 8th June

9 May 2016

Public panel discussion, Chaired by

Arctic ucl.ac.uk/silva/rdr/people/ilan-kelman">Dr Ilan Kelman, followed by a drinks reception.

Date: Wednesday 8th June 2016

Time: 18:00 - 19:30 (Panel Discussion), 19:30-21:00 (Drinks Reception)

Venue: Roberts Building, G08 Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Climate change and technological advances are opening up the Arctic for exploitation by the world - or so we are told. But what do we really know about development risks and rewards in the far north? What realities of Arctic environmental conditions are rarely described? What Arctic social and political conditions are frequently bypassed? What about the people who live in the region who have rights and interests? This panel explores the risks and rewards regarding the so-called 'Arctic Gold Rush' for resources and development.


Ilan Kelman (Chair)

Guy Yeomans (Arctic Futures)

Nina Poussenkova (Sampo, Moscow)

Kaj Riska (TOTAL E&P)

This event is is free to attend but you need to register via Eventbrite.