ECONOR III – The Economy of the North

The purpose of ECONOR III is to provide an updated overview issue of the economy, living conditions and environmental impacts in the Arctic, under conditions generated by economic globalisation and climate change.

This is done in order to improve the knowledge basis for policies for sustainable development and benefit the livelihood and quality of life for people of the Arctic. The main outcome of the project will be 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 report will include a pilot study of assessments of ecological impacts in Arctic regions of human impact factors, by downscaled calculations of the GLOBIO biodiversity model, compared with the Nature Index developed in Norway.

The Economy of the North 2015 produced a comprehensive overview of the economy of the circumpolar Arctic, including the traditional production activities of indigenous peoples. The outcome report and more detailed information on the project can be found here.

Applicant: Statistics Norway

Countries: Norway, Finland, Greenland

Project start 2015, expected to be finalized in 2017.

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