Peter Sköld is professor in history, Sami culture and society development at Umeå University, Sweden. He is director of the Centre for Arctic Research (Arcum). Sköld’s research profile includes historical demography, population statistics, indigenous health transitions and northern cultures. He was one of the authors of Arctic Human Development Report II and this year he was co-author of an article on indigenous health that was published in The Lancet. Peter Sköld has an active engagement in Arctic research planning, in stakeholder cooperation, and international collaboration. Sköld is president of International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA), vice chair for WG Human and Social Sciences in the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), and member of the Board of Governors of the University of the Arctic. He is also a member of the Arctic Council Culture, Economy and Geography Expert Group. In 2015 Peter Sköld was appointed Honorary Consul of Västerbotten to Latvia and this year he became official Climate Ambassador of Västerbotten. 2014-2018 Sköld is co-scientific leader of the 4,5 million Euro project New Governance for Sustainable Development in the European Arctic, involving 35 researchers.