Arctic Circle 2014

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 31 October 2014 to 2 November 2014

Where: Reykjavik, Iceland

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The Arctic Circle is nonprofit and nonpartisan. Organizations, forums, think tanks, corporations and public associations around the world are invited to hold meetings within the Arctic Circle platform to advance their own missions and the broader goal of increasing collaborative decision-making without surrendering their institutional independence.

The Arctic Circle is designed to increase participation in Arctic dialogue and strengthen the international focus on the future of the Arctic. Participating organizations will maintain their full institutional independence, identity and decision-making abilities. To this end, the Arctic Circle aims to create opportunities for everyone to attend different meetings, conduct their own networking and engage in one-on-one informal discussions. Organizations will be able to decide their own agendas and convene their own meetings.

The Arctic Circle will organize sessions on a variety of issues, such as:

  • Sea ice melt and extreme weather
  • Polar law: treaties and agreements
  • The role and rights of indigenous peoples
  • Security in the Arctic
  • Shipping and transportation infrastructure
  • The prospects and risks of oil and gas drilling
  • Clean energy achievements and sustainable development
  • Arctic resources
  • Business cooperation in the Arctic
  • The role of Asian and European countries in the Arctic
  • Greenland in the new Arctic
  • Fisheries and ecosystem management
  • The science of ice: global research cooperation
  • Arctic tourism
  • The ice-dependent world: the Arctic and the Himalayas