Polar Cooperation Research Centre (PCRC) 4th International Symposium: International Law for Sustainability in Arctic Resource Development

  • December 17, 2018
  • Event
  • Keywords: Event, International relations, Law


The Polar Cooperation Research Centre (PCRC) is pleased to announce its 4th international symposium, co-hosted by Japan’s ArCS project, to be held on 17 to 18 December 2018. The program and the pre-registration procedure can be found at the symposium website. Pre-registration is required by 3 December. Please also find the flyer of the symposium.

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Date and Time
17 December 2018 (Monday) 9:30 - 17:30
18 December 2018 (Tuesday) 9:30 - 17:30

3F, Frontier Hall for Social Sciences, Kobe University [No.29 on the Campus Map (Rokkodai 1st Campus)]

Main speakers
Akiho Shibata (Professor and Director, PCRC, Kobe University)
Freddy Svane (Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark, Royal Danish Embassy Tokyo)
Rachael Lorna Johnstone (Professor and Director, Arctic Oil and Gas Research Centre, University of Greenland)
Bruce Harland (Co-Chair, Responsible Resource Development WG, Arctic Economic Council)
Daisuke Harada (Project Director, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC))
Nigel Bankes (Professor and Chair of Natural Resource Law, University of Calgary, Canada)

Themes include:
The impact of international law on Greenland natural resource governance
Sustaining themselves, the Arctic and the world: The Inuit and global discourse on sustainability and indigenous rights
International investment law and Arctic law: Towards an Arctic investment regime
Harmonizing environmental impact assessments for sustainable development in the Arctic
Sustainability, politics and international law: A perspective from IR


Polar Cooperation Research Centre (PCRC), GSICS
Arctic Challenge for Sustainability (ArCS)

Wih the support of
Kobe University Center for Social System Innovation
Kobe University Rokkodai Foundation

E-mail: kobe_arctic_research3 [at]

(Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies)