Communication for Sustainable Development

Thawed Arctic Could be a Sea of Cooperation, Iceland Minister Says

ARCTIC OCEAN  - MARCH 21:  In this handout ima...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
Opening the Seventh International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, in Akureyri, Iceland, this week, Iceland’s Minister for the Environment, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, called for cooperation among nations sharing the polar region. “Instead of being a frozen barrier, the Arctic Ocean could become a new Mediterranean Sea at the top of the world,” she told hundreds of social scientists from 30 countries.
The delegates were gathered to discuss a wide range of issues affecting the top of the world in times of sweeping climate and social change. The conference was organized by the International Arctic Social Sciences Association.

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