Positioned at nearly seventy degrees north, the city of Tromsø, is known as the Gateway to the Arctic. The Arctic Frontiers conference, held for the ninth time, is a large international arena and meeting place for discussions on sustainable development in the Arctic, with this year’s major topic being climate and energy. The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai are arranging for Chinese Arctic researchers and journalists to participate in this year’s conference.
Conference theme: Arctic climate and energy
The conference is composed of a policy section, a business section and a science section. The science section on climate and energy will address three main themes: Arctic climate change and global implications, ecological winners and losers in future Arctic marine ecosystems, and the Arctic's role in the global energy supply and security.
Distinguished guests, keynote speakers and participants
This year’s Arctic Frontiers is expecting 1500 people, and will play host to many distinguished guests, experts and royalty. Among them Prins Albert II av Monaco, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb. The keynote speakers will announce new prospects for Arctic development at Arctic Frontiers and a new report on sustainable growth in the Scandinavian Arctic will be launched. Other key speakers to take part in the 2015 Arctic Frontiers conference include the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs; Børge Brende, Martin Lidegaard; Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aili Keskitalo; President of the Sami Parliament, Samantha Smith; Leader WWF Global Climate & Energy Initiative and Dr. Huigen Yang; Head of the Polar Research Institute of China.
For more information about Arctic Frontiers: http://www.arcticfrontiers.com/
For more information about the conference: http://www.norway.cn/News_and_events/Environment-and-development/Polar-Areas/Look-North-Arctic-Frontiers-2015/#.VLyFeU0cSM8
The full conference program: http://arcticfrontiers.conference-services.net/programme.asp?conferenceID=4282.
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