International Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic to be held in Alaska
A major event entitled the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) will be held in Anchorage, Alaska, on August 30-31, 2015, at the initiative of the United States, the Arctic-Info news agency has reported.
The US State Department has invited foreign ministers and high-level leaders from the seven other Arctic nations as well as countries and intergovernmental bodies with strong interests in the Arctic, including Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the European Union.
The conference will focus the world's attention on the most urgent issues facing the Arctic and will highlight innovative ways in which these challenges can be addressed at the local, national and international levels.
GLACIER is timed with the 20th anniversary of the Arctic Council.