From Food Security to Food Sovereignty

SFN PI Phil Loring has published a new essay on food security in the North in Northern Public Affars:

Food insecurity is a chronic problem in the North American North, one that has numerous consequences for local families and communities. Despite decades of work on the problem by researchers, policymakers, and communities, limited progress has been made toward addressing its root causes. Read More Here

Posted on May 5, 2017 .

SFN coming to the AAAS in Boston, Feb 2017

The Sustainable Futures North team is pleased to announce that we will be leading a panel discussion at the upcoming AAAS meeting in Boston in February. Entitled “Sustainability in the changing Arctic: interdisciplinary insights for policy,” the session will present new policy-focused arctic systems research in Alaska and Canada that links studies of sea-ice, human migration, socioeconomic and ecological change, and food, water, and energy security.  

Posted on August 2, 2016 .

New Publication: Defining Energy Security in the Rural North

SFN PhD student Yasmeen Hossain is the lead author on a new publication, appearing today inEnergy Research and Social Science. It offers a review of energy security in Alaska, both historical and contemporary, and provides an interesting discussion on how we think about the challenges that 'progress' have locked northern peoples into over time, and what potential there is for replacing vulnerabilities with strategies for resilience and sustainability. 

Posted on April 7, 2016 .