Video: Jari Vilén - Current challenges in the Arctic region and what the EU can do about them

Jari Vilén, Senior Advisor in Arctic policy matters, spells out the challenges that we face today in the Arctic region. Climate change is a major issue, but there's more to it than that.


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Jari Vilén works as a  Senior Advisor in Arctic policy matters in the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), the in-house think tank of the European Commission.  According to him, climate change is a profound challenge for the Arctic region. However, other challenges exist as well: connectivity, sustainability and how to secure the future and success of the indigenous peoples of the region.