13–14th of April 2021

Oslo, Norway

The 14th Conference was a digital conference hosted by Stortinget, the Norwegian parliament. The Committee elected MP Aaja Chemnitz Larsen, Parliament of the Kingdom of Denmark as Chair of SCPAR and US senator Lisa Murkowski as Vice-Chair of SCPAR. The conference adopted a conference statement.

The 14th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region was a digital conference on the 13th and 14th of April 2021. The conference was hosted by Stortinget, the Norwegian parliament, in cooperation with the Standing Committee (SCPAR).

The conference adopted a conference statement.

Climate change in the Arctic

  • Renew and increase their 2015 Paris Agreement commitments
  • Forge an ambitious climate action plan for the Arctic
  • Strengthen the knowledge base and improve scientific cooperation with a new International Polar Year Initiative.

Sustainable Economic Development

  • Increase the accessibility of digital infrastructure in the Arctic
  • Strengthen the cooperation with the Arctic Economic Council and ensure the implementation of the Arctic Investment Protocol.

The Peoples of the Arctic

  • Strengthen the cooperation on public health
  • Incorporate voices of the youth and strenghten mobility programs such as “northtonorth”
  • Strengthen the cooperation and dialogue on security issues and underscore the importance to maintain peace, stability and low tension in the Arctic region

Conference statement