Towards a socially just transition in the Arctic: Exploring, theorizing and disseminating best practice in meaningful stakeholder engagement for communities
This project contributes to Arctic sustainable development through new knowledge on handling adverse social impacts resulting from the transition to ‘green’ energy. Focusing on communities, incl. Indigenous peoples, we explore the concept of mea-ningful stakeholder engagement. We innovatively compare requirements, practices and experiences from contested sectors (wind and hydro power) transition minerals mining and less contested sectors (preservation of nature and traditions) to explore ‘best practice’ of stakeholder engagement. Milestones comprise desk and fieldwork-based analysis and recommendations, to be developed in close collaboration with rights-holders, business, authorities and other stakeholders who are main audiences. Outcomes will be shared through podcasts, pamplets, meetings and academic texts.
Nordisk Ministerråd/Arctic Co-operation programme, Nordisk Ministerråd/Arctic Co-operation programme
Department of Management, Society and Communication