Indigenous groups fear rush for resources in EU Arctic Strategy

A major Sámi civil society group has hit out at the EU’s new Arctic Strategy for suggesting that the ecologically vulnerable region has “huge potential” to roll out renewable energy and extract raw materials needed for the green transition.

by Simon Pickstone
A wind turbine in Oulu, northern Finland. The EU has said it sees opportunities to ramp up renewable energy capacity in the region. Photo: Giles Clarke/Getty Images
A wind turbine in Oulu, northern Finland. The EU has said it sees opportunities to ramp up renewable energy capacity in the region. Photo: Giles Clarke/Getty Images

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