The chairman of SCPAR, MP Aaja Chemnitz Larsen, Danish parliament held a meeting with the Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod on 23 June, where they discussed the work of the Arctic Parliamentary Committee. Here Mrs. Chemnitz Larsen briefed on the latest electronic conference and the main points from the conference statement which are:
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