This week, the Swedish government launched its strategy for the Arctic region. And many countries are either updating their Arctic strategies or launching completely new ones. You can find a list in the article.
The USA is in a league of its own when it comes to strategies. In an exclusive High North News interview, US Coordinator for the Arctic Region James DeHart says the U.S. State Department is currently working on developing a diplomatic plan for the Arctic while the Navy simultaneously works on an Arctic strategy.
Why now, is the question many may ask.
High North News Editor-in-Chief Arne O. Holm points to a series of reasons, such as increased international tension and military activity, arms race, international unrest and the risk of what the Swedes refer to as “incidents in the region”.
Historic Brexit agreement
Britain is about to become an independent coast state again for the first time in 40 years. This week, Britain signed a post-Brexit fisheries agreement with Norway
Consequences of climate changes are emerging before us and it does not take much. In fact, small invasive sea animals may change the Arctic as we know it.
And in Arctic Canada, strict hunting restrictions are introduced as the Nunavut caribou faces extinction.
Initiatives in the High North
Canadian The Growcer has developed a mobile greenhouse that uses specialized technology that works also under extreme climate conditions. An exciting innovation literally blooming in the Arctic.
But tourism is still grappling with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the industry still depends on state assistance for survival.
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New Editor, High North News.