Arctic Consensus disseminates knowledge and reinforces cooperation between the Arctic and Denmark / EU particularly in Greenland and North Denmark. This will now be rooted in a principle about sustainability and the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The Arctic region is characterized by cultural diversity, different socio-economic conditions and a unique climate. In addition, the Arctic is experiencing the environmental and climate changes, faster than any other part of the world, creating both challenges and opportunities. Sustainable development has been on the agenda in the Arctic region for a long time and working with the Development Goals calls for a transformation for the benefit of both the Arctic and the global system.

In Arctic Consensus we welcome the work with the 17 goals. The Global Agenda provides a common starting point for addressing the future development towards common goals. We are especially keen to contribute to goals 4, 8 and 17 but fortunately, many of the 17 goals are part of each other’s prerequisites. We are committed to having skilled partners in our work with the Development Goals. We are focused on inspiring others and being inspired. If you are interested in hearing more, feel free to contact us at We also like to hear about your work and experience working with the Development Goals.


At the UN Summit in New York on September 25, 2015, it was decided that a course should be taken towards more sustainable development by 2030. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals, commits all 193 Members states to, among other things, entirely end poverty and hunger in the world, reduce inequality and ensure good education and better health for all. Read more about the Development Goals here.