Arctic and non-Arctic countries have expressed their willingness to jointly develop the North Pole in a sustainable manner during a just concluded forum here.
More than 2,000 participants from nearly 30 countries, including senior government officials, organization leaders and
experts, attended the fourth International Arctic Forum (IAF) held in Russia’s far northwestern city of Arkhangelsk on
Wednesday and Thursday.
Russia and China agreed on Wednesday to expand cooperation in Arctic exploration, including implementation of joint projects under the Northern Sea Route program, Russian Deputy Economic Development Minister Alexey Gruzdev said.
ARKHANGELSK (Sputnik) — Co-chairs of Russian-Chinese commission for preparation of regular meetings of heads of governments held talks on Wednesday on the sidelines of the International Arctic Forum in Arkhangelsk.
On March 29-30, the Russian city of Arkhangelsk is hosting an international forum called "Arctic: Territory of Dialogue." The main issues on the agenda are human resources, investments in the region, exploration of the Artic and environment protection.
The forum in Arkhangelsk is taking place a month before the Arctic council, an intergovernmental platform for the Arctic nations. This year, the council will meet in Fairbanks, Alaska in the United States. It will involve representatives of the US, Russia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
By Debra Wells-Hopey
Global Vision, a national not-for-profit, has a mission to engage young Canadians through education and hands-on experiences, helping to develop leaders that can make a difference in their communities. As part of this process, it recently organized an Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus held in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
|Mariam Ragab (right) with Nunavut’s Minister of Education Paul Quassa.|
Two Dalhousie University students recently returned from the event and shared their experiences. From March 8-12, Madison Campbell and Mariam Ragab joined a group of 50 youth leaders (25 students from the southern provinces met with 25 students from the North) who had been selected from coast to coast to coast to attend the southern mission to the North.
By Marc Lanteigne
Analysis | Arctic change is having non-Arctic consequences, which is driving non-Arctic states to get more involved in the Arctic.
A longstanding mantra in environmental policy circles decrees that whatever happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic. Concerns about climate change in the circumpolar north have hardly been restricted to that region, especially as evidence of the potential global effects of sea level rise and changed weather patterns, as a result of Arctic Ocean ice, loss continues to accumulate.