The annually symposium, Arctic Futures Symposium, was held Wednesday the 30th November. The symposium revolved around three different areas; sustainable development in the Arctic region, the Arctic Council’s achievements in relation to the 20th anniversary and finally potentials in the region on the basis of the European Commission’s policy in the Arctic.
Once again, Arctic Consensus took part in the planning of the symposium and likewise, Lise-Lotte Terp was on the podium as a part of the panel around investments and business opportunities in the Arctic region. Here, Lise-Lotte presented different experiences on the basis of the successful cooperation between Greenland and North Denmark, both in relation to business and network.
Besides Arctic Consensus’ presentation, the symposium offered a speech by Naalakkersuisoq for Industy, Labour, Trade, Energy and Foreign Affairs, Vittus Qujaukitsoq, debates revolving around the Arctic Council, the European Commission’s EU-policy for the Arctic, the Arctic Stakeholder Forum, and the development of infrastructure in remote communities. Furthermore, the symposium offered presentations on northern communities’ perspectives on sustainability and possibilities for investments and business in the Arctic region.
The day before the conference, Arctic Consensus hosted a North Denmark Arctic Dialogue meeting, which you can read more about here. Likewise, you can read more about the Arctic Futures Symposium 2016 here.