Format: Research Collaboration
The Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug is an administrative region in the Russian Arctic. Its natural resources made Yamal one of the richest regions in Russia. While the region is home to only half a million people, it produces more than 80% of Russia's natural gas. However, Yamal faces many long-term challenges, as a result from climate change: Sea ice decline, permafrost thaw, coastal erosion as well as water and air pollution threaten people's health and energy infrastructure. Other challenges such as the pace of the global energy transformation, Russia's economic and political developments, as well as international politics make Yamal's long-term future more uncertain.
Under the umbrella of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (Grant Agreement No 727852), Foresight Intelligence and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) brought together scientists, industry representatives, policy makers, and local indigenous communities from the region to co-create comprehensive scenarios for Yamal 2040 and to create innovative ideas for jointly shaping the future of the Region. Find more information on the Blue-Action website.