Good Practice Recommendations for Environmental Impact Assessment and Public Participation in the Arctic 

The objectives of the project are:

  • To ensure that environmental considerations specific to the Arctic  including social and  health aspects, are explicitly addressed and incorporated into the  planning, design and decision making of large-scale economic projects.  
  • To identify existing good practices through sharing and learning with the aim of developing good practice recommendations for EIA in the Arctic.
  • To promote meaningful practices of public participation, especially the participation of indigenous peoples, and the integration of traditional and local knowledge in EIA within the Arctic.
  • To build a viable network of Arctic EIA actors.

This project is a flagship initiative of the Finnish Chairmanship (2017-2019).


We are seeking the feedback of experts to a questionnaire geared at informing the recommendations for this project. If you prefer to have a telephone interview, please contact: The questionnaire can be answered online at:

Preliminary questionnaire results have been compiled in the following documents: