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Breakout session Arctic Visions at Arctic Frontiers

News   •   Jan 25, 2016 12:06 CET

This session hosted by MFA of Norway will focus on Arctic visions and strategies from various countries and angles. What elements are important when discussing the future of the Arctic? How can we learn from each other? Exciting inputs on various aspect of the future of the Arctic will be shared by highly competent speakers representing various sectors. The session will be moderated by renowned Professor Tom Yulsman of Colorado university. From the Netherlands Kees Rade will be joined by Jordan Splinter, the Senior Arctic Official for the Netherlands.

Time: Tuesday January 26, 14.30 - 17.30

Venue: UiT Room: Auditorium 1

14:30 Welcome and introduction by Norway’s Arctic Ambassador, Ms. Else Berit Eikeland
14:35 The Arctic Regional Dimension, Deputy Minister of Local government and Modernisation of Norway, Ms. Grete Ellingsen.
14:55 Arctic strategy of the Netherlands, Ambassador for Sustainable Development of the Netherlands, Mr Kees Rade and Jordan Splinter, Senior Arctic Official of The Netherlands
15:15 A parliamentarian view on the Arctic region, Bjørn Willy Robstad, Secretary General, The standing committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region.
15:30 New Arctic Policy of Japan, new Arctic project, Dr. Masao Fukasawa, Project Director of Arctic Challenge for Sustainability, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
15:45 A view to Russia’s Arctic Policy, Professor Dmitry Goncharov, St. Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Humanities
15:50 EU Polar Net. Connecting Science with society. Nicole Biebow. EU PolarNet project manager, Head of International Cooperation Unit
16:00 Q&A and Closing remarks by moderator (15 min)
16:20 End

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