Arctic Economic Council and Arctic Mayors’ Forum strengthen their partnership
Arctic Economic Council
by Irina Zhilina
1M ago
Two pan-Arctic organizations, Arctic Economic Council (AEC) and Arctic Mayors’ Forum (AMF), signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday the 23rd of April during AEC’s annual general meeting that took place in Washington D.C. “The Arctic region is vast but with less people than further south. Therefore we must work together to achieve our ambitions of creating thriving communities. Source ..read more
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Arctic Arts and Design at the Arctic Circle
Arctic Economic Council
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3M ago
“The importance of art and culture for the vitality of the region will be recognised and integrated into the regional, social and economic development of the Arctic. Young people and future decision-makers are vital for the Arctic. The regions will also compete for the creative workforce of the younger generation,” this paragraph is from Finland’s Arctic Strategy. At the Arctic Circle Assembly… Source ..read more
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Faces of entrepreneurship in the Northern Norway
Arctic Economic Council
by Irina Zhilina
3M ago
Celebrating International Women’s Day with a spotlight on female entrepreneurship in Northern Norway! According to Statistics Norway, women paved the way by establishing nearly 39% of new companies in Arctic Norway region in 2022, surpassing the national average. At the Arctic Economic Council, we’re thrilled to contribute to this momentum through the GENGREEN project… Source ..read more
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Blue Economy – a Business Quiz from Tromsø.
Arctic Economic Council
by Irina Zhilina
3M ago
The world needs more high-quality and healthy protein. Seafood from the Arctic Ocean could be part of the solution to this challenge. Norway is one of the leading fishing export nations. According to Nofima, a leading food research institute in Norway, a total of 14,500 people were employed in the seafood industry in Northern Norway in 2022, and almost the same amount was employed as a result… Source ..read more
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Saami Start-up Triumph in Brussels: Gobmi Receives Laurence Trân Arctic Futures Award
Arctic Economic Council
by Irina Zhilina
7M ago
Today International Polar Foundation together with the Arctic Economic Council have awarded Gobmi with Laurence Trân Arctic Futures Award for their contribution to the sustainable development in the Arctic communities. “The future of the Arctic is young people living there, it is about entrepreneurship. If we don’t create new businesses why is there a reason to live there. It is true that not so… Source ..read more
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State of Maine looks to the north
Arctic Economic Council
by Irina Zhilina
9M ago
AEC warmly welcomes the renewed membership of the Maine International Trade Center (MITC) and the State of Maine. MITC assists Maine businesses in identifying sustainable growth opportunities, establishing global supply chains, and expanding their presence in international markets. Representing MITC is Mr. Dan Berger, Director of the Maine North Atlantic Development Office (MENADO). Mr. Source ..read more
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Two AEC plenaries at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2023
Arctic Economic Council
by Irina Zhilina
9M ago
Book your calendar SPEAKERS: ● DAVID A. BALTON, Ambassador; Arctic Executive Steering Committee, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, USA ● GAO FENG, Special Representative for Arctic Affairs, China ● GUÐMUNDUR KRISTJÁNSSON, Brim ● HERB NAKIMAYAK, Inuit Circumpolar Council ● PARK CHONG-SUK, Ambassador for Arctic Affairs, Korea ● ROLF RØDVEN, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program... Source ..read more
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Arctic Food industries need infrastructure, partnerships and marketing
Arctic Economic Council
by Irina Zhilina
10M ago
Some of the most important challenges for the food industry in the Arctic are unreliable and expensive transportation networks, brain drain with young people migrating away, and the prevalent stereotypical portrayal of the Arctic according to the new report on the Arctic food sector. The report from the Arctic Economic Council (AEC) also states recommendations to overcome these challenges. Source ..read more
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Confederation of Danish Industry joins the AEC Executive Committee
Arctic Economic Council
by Irina Zhilina
11M ago
Katrine Ruby Bødiker will now represent Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) at the AEC Executive Committee. Ms. Bødiker holds the position of the Director of the Executive Secretariat at DI. She has worked primarily with international relations focusing on development cooperation, business environment, responsible business conduct and supply chains – in a combination of international project... Source ..read more
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Arctic economy: companies invest in the renewable energy in the Arctic. Interview to Aljazeera.
Arctic Economic Council
by Irina Zhilina
11M ago
“Throughout the Arctic region, companies are investing in hydrogen because we have a lot of renewable energy. You can also see companies investing in battery production for electric vehicles. We have to start looking into new technologies, energy transition, and climate mitigation,“ said Mads Qvist Frederiksen, the AEC director in the interview to news anchor Maleen Saeed from Al Jazeera Media... Source ..read more
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