Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 527

  Briefing Note SOCIAL LICENSE COMPANIES IN THE TO OPERATE FOR MINING RUSSIAN ARCTIC: TWO CASES IN THE MURMANSK REGION Larissa Riabova & Vladimir Didyk Introduction This paper presents research notes discussing the theme of social licensing of the mining companies in one of the mining regions in the Russian Arctic. The paper is the outcome of the authors’ participation in the research project “Sustainable Mining, local communities and environmental regulation in Kolarctic area” (SUMILCERE).1 The project is funded by the Kolarctic European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument of Cross-Border Cooperation (ENPI CBC) Programme and is carried out by researchers from several institutions in Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden: University of Lapland, Northern Research Institute (NORUT, Troms