The XIII International Forum

December 7-8, 2023, St.Petersburg

Arctic: today and the future


Information about report: Arctic Time: Social and Economic Development of the Polar Region

Plenary session

Arctic Time: Social and Economic Development of the Polar Region

THEMATIC AREAS: Plenary session



The development of the Arctic is one of the priorities of Russia's state policy, which contributes to accelerating the country's economic growth and improving the quality of life of the population. Sustainable social and economic development of the polar regions is based on the system interaction between the state, business, science, financial institutions, non-profit organizations and civil society. The realization of key investment projects and the solution of social problems in the macroregion depend on its coherence and efficiency of work.

The actualization of the state program for the development of the Arctic zone of Russia, the expansion of the Russian Federation land area, the development of hydrocarbon deposits on the shelf of the eastern Arctic, the launch of a new transshipment terminal in Murmansk and much more have positively affected the socio-economic situation of the polar region in 2017. At the same time, there are many unresolved problems that the authorities and society will discuss on the first day of the forum at the plenary session at the plenary session on the first day of the forum.

Issues for discussion:

  • Strategic directions of state policy in the Arctic
  • Improvement of Arctic legislation
  • Environmental policy of the state and environmental protection of companies in the Arctic
  • Mechanisms for regulating investment activities in the Arctic
  • Creating conditions for business in the Arctic regions
  • Scientific and technological support of the development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation
  • The role of public institutions in the macroregion development
  • Prospects for international cooperation in the Arctic

* Changes in the draft program are possible