Renewable Arctic economies

The book "Renewable Economies in the Arctic" is published, which deals with renewable economies in the Arctic. Matís staff, Ólafur Reykdal, Rakel Halldórsdóttir, Óli Þór Hilmarsson, Gunnar Þórðarson and Þóra Valsdóttir are involved in one chapter of the book which deals with food production in the Arctic.

The book highlights the perspectives of experts in diverse fields, such as economics, sociology, political science and food science, when it comes to renewable economies. The perspectives shed light on the special challenges facing the Arctic and at the same time on the opportunities that exist to exploit sustainable resources and thus breathe life into the regions' economies.

Matís' staff was one of the authors of the chapter "the Arctic as a food-producing region" which deals with food production in the Arctic, which briefly discusses Iceland, northern Norway and northern Canada. It is worth mentioning in particular a section on how to increase the value of food from Norway's Arctic regions through targeted marketing. It is based on a detailed study that could be taken into account in Iceland.

The book and its individual chapters can be accessed in open access here: Renewable Economies in the Arctic