The event addresses how the five Nordic countries, including their self‐governing communities (Aaland Islands, Faroe Islands and Greenland) and indigenous peoples (Inuit and Sami) contribute to global climate diplomacy, regulation, mitigation and adaptation through Arctic science, technology and diplomacy.

The co‐organizing universities are among the most central Nordic universities for creating cultural, natural and social knowledge about the Nordic Arctic and the Circumpolar Arctic. This international collaboration for Arctic research, development, teaching, and innovation emphasizes diversity in terms of men and women, junior and senior academics, and indigenous peoples.

The Nordic countries (Norden) covers culturally, naturally and socially important parts of the Arctic, both the West‐Nordic societies with close cultural, environmental and social connections with North America, and East‐Nordic with connections to North‐West Russia.

The Nordic countries are all small and Arctic states. They are highly developed states, with a strong tradition of contributing to international cooperation in the United Nations system and to development, environment and human rights questions.

Presentations will showcase how this experience may contribute in a global context.

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