News & Activities

SCPAR meeting in Helsinki, November 2017
Last meeting of the year 2017 in Helsinki, November 23. – 24. From left, Mr. Björn-Willy Robstad, AEC Chair Mr. Tero Vauraste, SAO Chair Mr. Aleksi Härkönen, Chair of the SCPAR Mr. Eirik Sivertsen and Chair of the Finnish Arctic delegation, Ms. Katri Kulmuni
Friday 01 Dec 2017
SCPAR meeting in Reykjavik, October 12th
The Standing Committee held its third meeting this year, in Iceland. One of the most important part of the committee meetings is to share best practices, in areas where respective countries have made progress in Arctic related issues. In Iceland, the focus was on renewable energy. In the meeting, the committee agreed to implement the work of its communications-working group and create its own Twitter and Facebook accounts. The aim is to better convey the message of the parliamentarians and share the discussions and the work they do in the committee to improve the living standards of the people living in the Arctic. And as the climate change and its implications to the Arctic area are on the focus, the parliamentarians are engaging also on the way how different regions are adapting and what kind of solutions are used in the field of sustainable development and the actions against the climate change.
Monday 20 Nov 2017
SCPAR meeting Greenland 16. – 18th May
The Standing Committee held its second meeting this year, in Greenland 16. – 18th May. Committee visited in Sisimiut and in Kagerlussuag to familiarize with current affairs in Greenland and especially regarding the Arctic.
Wednesday 28 Jun 2017
Following-up on the Conference Statement from Ulan-Ude 2016
"The implementation of the Conference Statement from the 12th Arctic parliamentary conference which took place in June 2016 is important at the Anchorage meeting", says Mr Eirik Sivertsen, Chair of the Standing Committee.
Monday 20 Feb 2017
SCPAR meeting in Anchorage 24 February 2017
The Standing Committee will meet in Anchorage 24 February 2017. The work towards the Arctic Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks 11 May dominates the agenda for the meeting.
Monday 20 Feb 2017
Mr Eirik Sivertsen re-elected as Chair of the Standing Committee
Mr Eirik Sivertsen from Norway was re-elected as Chair of SCPAR, and Mr Larry Bagnell from Canada was re-elected as Vice-Chair.
Monday 20 Jun 2016
12th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region
The 12th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region will take place in Ulan-Ude, Russia 14-16 June 2016.
Tuesday 07 Jun 2016
SCPAR meeting in Bodø 24 May 2016
The Standing Committee will meet in Bodø 24 May 2016. The main topic for the meeting is search and rescue in the Arctic.
Wednesday 04 May 2016
Hon. Larry Bagnell new Vice-Chair of SCPAR
Mr Larry Bagnell was elected new Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee at the meeting in Stockholm 3 March 2016.
Friday 04 Mar 2016
New members of SCPAR from Canada
Hon Larry Bagnell and Mr. Larry Maguire are new members of SCPAR from Canada.
Monday 29 Feb 2016