Arctic Futures also provides members of the European Institutions and the wider international community in Brussels with the opportunity to engage with Arctic stakeholders on issues such as marine transport and infrastructure, search and rescue capabilities, concerns of Arctic indigenous communities, scientific research and monitoring, ecosystem stewardship, and the sustainable development of the Arctic's natural resources and economic potential.
“The success of Arctic Futures demonstrates how international cooperation and dialogue are key to achieving sustainable Arctic policies that benefit the people that live and work there, to protect the region’s fragile ecosystem and to explore the way forward for scientific research and the development of natural resources.”
- Nighat Amin, International Polar Foundation Vice-President
The International Polar Foundation would like to thank all the speakers, moderators and parnters who contributed to making the 2013 Arctic Futures Symposium possible. With a record number of attendees and online viewers who watched the symposium via live webstreaming, the 2013 symposium was in many ways the most sucessful to date.
Held on October 16th and 17th, this year's symposium focused on responsible Arctic resource development, safe Arctic shipping, sustainable circumpolar communities, and research to inform policymaking.
Interviews, presentations and offical reporting
Keep an eye on this page!
Over the course of the coming weeks, we plan to make available interviews with a number of speakers who participated in the symposium as well as certain speaker presentations.
Each week on the Intenational Polar Foundation's VIMEO channel the International Polar Foundation will publish interviews with a number of speakers from the 2013 symposium. So far, we have interviews with:
- Isabelle Durant (Vice-President of the European Parliament)
- Richard Tibbels (Head of the Eastern Partnership, Regional Cooperation and OSCE Division at the European External Action Service)
- Adam Stępień (Researcher, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland)
- Gordon McBean (President, Canadian Climate Forum; Professor of Geography, Western University)
- Reggie Joule (Mayor, Alaska's Northwest Arctic Borough)
- Michael Byers (Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law, University of British Columbia)
We will also publish the symposium proceedings in the coming months.
We would like to thank the following partners for their support