Extractive Industries in the Arctic


Pavel Savelievich in front of the first gas well of Novyi Urengoi, West Siberia, 2008

Looking forward to a phD course on extractive industries in the Arctic. It’s planned and implemented by several members of the IASSA (www.iassa.org) Extractive Industries Working Group members. There will be experts from all over the field, including industry representatives, NGO, indigenous people’s representatives, teaching about how to prevent damage from industry projects to local people, and how to implement projects as sustainably as possible. http://www.uarctic.org/SingleNewsArticle.aspx?m=83&amid=10611 . Even though, if we think about it properly, can extracting finite resources EVER be sustainable???
Any views on that?