GRID Polar Division News

Arctic Human Development Report Now Available

The Arctic Human Development Report is the first comprehensive scientific assessment of human well-being covering the entire Arctic region. Mandated under the Arctic Council's 2002 Ministerial Declaration as a priority project designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge base for the work of the Council's Sustainable Development Programme, the AHDR was a centerpiece of the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council during 2002-2004. The report contains 11 substantive chapters, an introduction, a conclusion, and a summary of major findings. Based on contributions from some 90 scientists, the report offers a wide-ranging assessment of achievements and challenges relating to human development in the Arctic.

The Arctic Human Development Report is the first comprehensive scientific assessment of human well-being covering the entire Arctic region.

Mandated under the Arctic Council's 2002 Ministerial Declaration as a priority project designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge base for the work of the Council's Sustainable Development Programme, the AHDR was a centerpiece of the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council during 2002-2004. The report contains 11 substantive chapters, an introduction, a conclusion, and a summary of major findings. Based on contributions from some 90 scientists, the report offers a wide-ranging assessment of achievements and challenges relating to human development in the Arctic.

For further information and to view the report online, please go to:
http://www.svs.is/AHDR

Monday 24 Jan 2005