On 29th of September a group of researchers, activists and interested audience gathered to the House of Estates in Helsinki, Finland. Their agenda was to discuss and hear from the specialists about human rights and the Arctic. At first these two topics sound like a surprising combination. How do they link to one another? And does it really matter what the science community thinks of the issues, if we can’t convince the politicians to act on the research results?
The event was organized by the Council of Finnish Academies and the German National Academy Leopoldina in co-operation with the Committee for Public Information in Finland and the Finnish National Commission for UNESCO.
Text: Suvi Auvinen