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The Arctic Gateway

When: Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 1:00pm to 3:00pm ET

Where: Online event

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Greenland has recently become an epicenter of interest in natural resource investment and development in the Arctic. With accessible deposits of minerals needed to satisfy rising global demand, and fisheries exports as a key component of Greenland’s economy, as well as other trade products, Greenland is poised to capitalize on its strategic geographic location and natural resources. However, investments in these and others areas must limit environmental impacts on the fragile Greenlandic ecosystem and more broadly consider how to implement the Green transition. How can such investments bolster Greenland’s economy? What role can the United States play in facilitating environmentally and socially responsible development?

Please join the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute and the Greenland Representation in Washington, DC for a conversation with Greenland Prime Minister Múte B. Egede about these topics, followed by an expert panel discussion.

Speakers

  • Prime Minister Múte B. Egede - Prime Minister, Government of Greenland

Introduction

  • Ambassador Mark Green - President, Director, & CEO, Wilson Center
  • Michael Sfraga - Chair & Distinguished Fellow, Polar Institute // Chair, US Arctic Research Commission

Panelists

  • Dana Eidsness - Director, Maine North Atlantic Development Office
  • Kenneth Høegh - Head of Greenland Representation, Washington, DC
  • Thomas Lauridsen - Chief Advisor, Ministry of Mineral Resources and Justice, Government of Greenland
  • Paul Hueper - Director of Energy and Mineral Programs, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
  • David Brown - Director, Technical Support Office, Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, US Agency for International Development