Faroe Islands’ Arctic strategy: Security, Climate, Cooperation

Security, environment and the importance of international cooperation, are the keystone policy areas dominating the Arctic Strategy launched by the Faroe Islands this month.

“We are at a turning point in global politics,” Jenis av Rana, the Faroe Islands’ minister of Foreign Affairs, said in a statement. 

“The reality of the global political area is changing. The rules-based system of international politics is under pressure. And the challenges we are facing require us to act.”

The strategy was launched on October 13 at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2022 in Reykjavík.

The eight strategic policy areas described in the Faroe Islands’ Arctic strategy:

  1. Stability and Security
  2. Importance of international Cooperation
  3. Environment, Nature and Climate
  4. Research and Education
  5. Preparedness and Response
  6. Development of fisheries and Marine conservation
  7. Sustainable economic development
  8. Cross-border cultural exchange