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Minister Catherine McKenna, President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Natan Obed, Secretary Sally Jewell, Bruce Heyman U.S. Ambassador to Canada. (

Canada’s Women Climate Conference

12/04/2018 kl 13:27 0 kommentarer

Minister McKenna, who is the head of the Environment Climate Change Canada, announced last month that Canada will be holding the Women Leaders Kicking it on Climate Summit in May.

Rosemary Keenainak, Eric Loring and Travis Frost working hard during the Northern Policy Hackathon in Nain.
 (Photo credit: The Gordon Foundation)

Hackathon – An Innovative Approach to Northern Issues

08/11/2017 kl 11:20 0 kommentarer

Northerners from across the territories and Inuit Nunangat came together in Nain, Nunatsiavut, to tackle questions of food insecurity specifically around country (traditional) food.

Christin Kristoffersen
Partner, Arctic Advocacy Group. Senior Affiliate, Conow.

Op ed: Going Local! – Reaching High Goals From the Ground Up  

23/10/2017 at 11:32 0 kommentarer

Nearly four million people live in the Arctic. Local and regional governments deliver essential services to their people.  They represent their communities’ perspectives, and advocate to the eight Arctic states their developing needs.

To many inhabitants of Northern Norway it feels strange to refer to themselves as Arctic people. (Photo Credit: sharonang,

Arctic Expert explains the complexities of Norway’s High North politics

16/08/2017 kl 14:42 0 kommentarer

“When formulating its High North politics, the Norwegian government has to respond to a multitude of different expectations”, says Geir Hønneland from the Fridtjof Nansen Institute.

Svein Melby, Senior Fellow, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS). (Photo: Hege Eilertsen)

Norwegian Defence Expert: – The USA Lacks Will to Lead

14/08/2017 kl 14:21 0 kommentarer

OSLO: – The USA still holds the capacity to dominate international politics, however, it lacks the will, says Senior Researcher Svein Melby at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies. That does not only present challenges for international top politics, it also challenges the shaping of Norwegian foreign and security policy.

Christin Kristoffersen
Partner, Arctic Advocacy Group. Senior Affiliate, Conow.

Op-Ed: Historic Arctic Mayoral Declaration

23/05/2017 at 10:55 0 kommentarer

To save the world, we need new voices and new levels of governance.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

New meeting between NATO and Russia

28/03/2017 kl 12:58 0 kommentarer

“Following consultations with the members of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC), I have invited them to a meeting at ambassadorial level. The meeting will take place on 30 March at NATO headquarters in Brussels”, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg say in a press release.

The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star in ice near the coast of Ross Island, Antarctica on Jan. 16, 2017 (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley)

US Coast Guard awards $20 million in icebreaker design contracts

09/03/2017 kl 10:51 0 kommentarer

Shipbuilders asked to identify ways to cut costs, speed up construction.

Jessica M. Shadian, Christin Kristoffersen, Lesil McGuire, Rosemarie Kuptana
The Arctic Advocacy Group (AAG).

Commentary: Shattering the Glass Snow Globe

19/01/2017 at 10:57 0 kommentarer

The recent moratorium on gas and oil exploration in the Arctic jointly issued by Canada and the United States once again shows that the Arctic is still not about the people living there, but rather remains in the realm of the politics of oil and determined by powers located far from the Arctic.

Mark Brzezinski, Former US ambassador to Sweden, now head of the White House’s Arctic Executive Steering Committee. (Photo: Berit Enge)

Arctic Science Ministerial in Washington this week

27/09/2016 kl 14:15 0 kommentarer

On Wednesday, science ministers from 25 countries will meet at the White House for the first-ever Arctic Science Ministerial. High North News spoke with the man in charge of putting on an event that is as urgent as it is complicated: “It’s like planning 20 weddings simultaneously.”

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