Deputy Chief of Mission & Defense Attaché, Minister Counselor for Defense, Security, Politics
Embassy of Iceland
Main Day Conference One
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
9:00 AM Together Towards a Sustainable Arctic: Promoting Cooperation, Coordination and Interaction Among the Arctic States
Sustainable development and protection of the Arctic environment have been at the core of the Arctic Council’s mandate since its foundation in 1996. With rapid environmental changes underway, its role has become ever more important. During this session, you will be able to learn from leadership from the Arctic Council as to the partnership, collaboration, and sustainable development efforts across the Arctic Region.
• Efforts to drive security in the Arctic region: necessary next steps for the Arctic Council
• Partnership efforts to expand the reach of the Council
• Economic development efforts to bolster the prosperity of the region
3:15 PM Panel Discussion:Driving International Collaboration across the Arctic Domain to Improve Unity of Operations
This panel discussion will include a multitude of perspectives from participating Arctic Council Nations. This session will prioritize defense and national security efforts, technological needs, to include policy perspectives.
- Strategies to increase collaboration across the Arctic domain
- Efforts to curb and monitor near-peer competitors in the Arctic region
- Technological challenges to be met to increase flexibility of operations