Québec Plan Nord at Fletcher Arctic VI conferenceThe Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University Friday, February 17, 2017 to Saturday, February 18, 2017
Friday at 9am - Saturday at 9am
Address: The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford MA 02155
Sustainable planning in arctic and northern regions can only result from a participatory, territorial and integrated planning process over the short, medium and long terms.
At Fletcher Arctic VI, we will convene high level speakers from Québec to discuss the ongoing development projects in the North of Québec and to share their perspectives on the potential costs and benefits to northern communities of an integrated approach such as Plan Nord. We will also discuss how the territorial practice of sustainability and partnership guides Québec’s emerging Northern Diplomacy.
Plan Nord is a massive 25 year sustainable development project that aims to develop Québec’s North. With planned investments of $50 billion in energy, forestry, mining, transportation and tourism, the Plan Nord is one of the province’s most ambitious projects. At the same time, it has a stated aim to dedicate 50% of the area covered by the Plan Nord to non-industrial purposes, protection of the environment and the safeguarding of biodiversity. Furthermore, the Plan Nord was drafted in a cooperative process involving the northern population, including Aboriginal, and governmental, industrial and environmental partners.
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The Québec Government is a proud partner of the event.