News & Activities

Ivar Kristiansen speaks at the Arctic Frontiers conference, 22 January 2007
Ivar Kristiansen, member of the Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, spoke about political cooperation in the circumpolar North at the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway. The policy-making conference was hosted by the University of Tromsø and addressed responsibilities for sustainable development in the Arctic (www.arctic-frontiers.com).
Thursday 25 Jan 2007
Speech by Ivar Kristiansen at the Arctic Frontiers conference, 22 January 2007
Arctic Parliamentarians, speaks about circumpolar political cooperation at the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway, on 22 January 2007.
Monday 22 Jan 2007
Seminar Results: Multilateral Environmental Agreements and their relevance to the Arctic
The Arendal Seminar on Multilateral Environmental Agreements and their relevance to the Arctic was held in Arendal, Norway on September 21st and 22nd 2006. The seminar was attended by 70 participants from international organizations, countries, indigenous peoples, convention secretariats and non-governmental organizations. The seminar was organised by the UNEP Key Polar Centre at UNEP/GRID-Arendal and the Standing Committee for Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (SCPAR) and co-sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Read more on the recommendations and results from the Arendal Seminar, see some of the stakeholder presentations and read the overview report summarising the status of MEAs in the Arctic.
Friday 17 Nov 2006
Speech by Hill-Marta Solberg at the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting
Hill-Marta Solberg, Chair of the Standing Committee, made a speech on behalf of the Arctic Parliamentarians at the Arctic Council Ministerial in Salekhard, Russia on October 26, 2006
Monday 30 Oct 2006
Seventh Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region in Kiruna, Sweden
The Swedish Riksdag hosted the Seventh Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region in Kiruna, Sweden, 2-4 August 2006. The Conference addressed the following major themes: - The International Polar Year 2007-2008 - Innovation in the Arctic Governance: The possibilities and limitations of a binding legal regime for the Arctic - The opening of the Arctic Sea Routes Participation in the Conference is by invitation only.
Tuesday 12 Sep 2006
Report from the 7th conference
The Law of the Sea Convention and the Idea of a Binding Regime for the Arctic Marine Environment by Olav Schram Stokke.
Tuesday 12 Sep 2006
The Law of the Sea Convention and the Idea of a Binding Regime for the Arctic Marine Environment
This short paper outlines some implications of the UN Law of the Sea Convention for recent proposals to establish a comprehensive and legally binding regime for protection of the Arctic marine environment. In English and Russian.
Saturday 02 Sep 2006
Speech by Hill-Marta Solberg at the 16th Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, 27th August 2007
Hill-Marta Solberg delivered a speech on behalf of the Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region at the 16th Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference in Berlin on 27th August 2007, drawing parallels between cooperation in the Baltic Sea and Arctic regions.
Sunday 27 Aug 2006
Kiruna Conference Report- Russian version
Conference report from the 7th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region held on 2-4 August 2006 in Kiruna, Sweden.
Wednesday 02 Aug 2006