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Project

ECONOR – The Economy of the North

The purpose of the ECONOR project is to provide an updated overview of economy, living conditions and environment in the circumpolar Arctic, with data and knowledge provided by the circumpolar ECONOR network of statisticians and researchers.

Project details

Project manager
Iulie Aslaksen
Partners
Solveig Glomsrød (co-project-leader), CICERO, and the circumpolar ECONOR network of statisticians and researchers
Clients
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nordic Council of Ministers
Project term
2013-2015
Project status
Ongoing
Research field

About the Project

The purpose of the ECONOR III project is to provide an updated overview of some important issues of the economy, living conditions and environmental quality in the circumpolar Arctic, under the conditions generated by economic globalisation and climate change, in order to improve the knowledge basis for policies for sustainable development and benefit the livelihood and quality of life of the people of the Arctic. A circumpolar network of representatives from national statistical offices and research organizations across the Arctic provides data and knowledge for the ECONOR report. The main outcome of the project is an updated version of the ECONOR report, following up the reports The Economy of the North from 2006 and 2008. In addition, the ECONOR III project will include a pilot study of assessments of ecological impacts in Arctic regions by downscaled calculations of the GLOBIO biodiversity model, to be compared with the approach of the Nature Index developed in Norway. The ECONOR III project is financed by The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nordic Council of Ministers. The ECONOR III project will follow up and extend the ECONOR I and II projects, which produced the two reports The Economy of the North and The Economy of the North 2008. These previous projects were carried out under the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) of the Arctic Council and funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Nordic Council of Ministers, Statistics Norway, and other institutions participating in the ECONOR network, with representatives from national statistical offices and research organizations across the Arctic.

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