Anu Fredriksson, Executive Director for Arctic Frontiers, gives a local perspective on living in the Arctic. “There is a danger of our stories being sidetracked,” Ms. Fredriksson said. As climate change and global powers reshape the Arctic, “people of the Arctic will need to have a say in the development of our region. And what we are experiencing at times, is that we struggle to get our own stories across.”
Anu is originally from Oulu in Northern Finland and has worked with Arctic issues for over a decade. She has previously served as Director at the Arctic Economic Council and as an Arctic Policy Advisory at the Finnish Embassy in Norway.