keynote speaker Joan Nymand Larsen


Joan Nymand Larsen
Stefansson Arctic Institute
Akureyri, Iceland

Human Development and Well-being in the New Arctic: A Discussion of Key Findings and Major Trends in the AHDR-II

Dr. Joan Nymand Larsen is an economist, senior scientist and research director with the Stefansson Arctic Institute, Akureyri, Iceland. Her experience in Arctic research includes many years of working and publishing on issues and challenges of economic development, quality of life and living conditions in the Arctic; socio-economic impacts of climate change; and the development of systems for the long-term monitoring of human well-being.

Among her recent work is her leading roles in the work on the Arctic Human Development Report: Regional Processes and Global Linkages (2014), and Arctic Social Indicators (2010, 2014); her work on The New Arctic (in print), as well as her role of coordinating lead author of the Polar Regions chapter in the AR5 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; in Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.