The Arctic Council is proud to host a Ministerial side event at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2018, taking place in New York.
The Arctic Council is proud to host a Ministerial side event at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2018, taking place in New York. The side event will be held on Tuesday 17 July 2018 from 1:15 to 2:30 PM. The event, "The 2030 Agenda and the Arctic: Towards a sustainable and resilient Arctic through cooperation", will take place at the UN headquarters in conference room 9, and will focus on three themes.
Globalization and climate change are creating rapid change in the Arctic. Communities’ ability to adapt to this change is critical for the sustainable development of the region. It could provide lessons that are valuable for the rest of the world.
We are all connected
Sustainable development in the Arctic depends in large measure on the activities of the rest of the world. Many of the drivers of Arctic change have roots in more southerly latitudes. But what happens in the Arctic also affects the rest of the world.
The Arctic leads the world as a region in which cooperation thrives between governments, indigenous peoples, and the scientific community.
Opening remarks will be provided by H.E. Mr. Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing of Finland. Minister Tiilikainen will be followed by speakers from Canada, the Russian Federation, Singapore, and the Arctic Athabaskan Council.
The event will conclude with a panel discussion: “Arctic cooperation – a model for sustainable development?” - which will be moderated by Mr. Mike Sfraga, Director of the Polar Initiative at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC
If you will be attending the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and would like to take part, please RSVP by Wednesday 11 July 2018 at the link below.