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15 February 2021

European Academies Science Advisory Council - EASAC

“We cannot rely on linear developments and a steady energy transition over the next 30 years to 2050.” says William Gillett, Energy Programme Director of EASAC. The European Commission’s public consultation on the revision of the renewable energy directive gives EASAC the opportunity to remind the EU to step up its game. “Scientific evidence shows we have less than 15 years left to avoid a grim future”, explains Gillett.

12 February 2021

Chinese New Year 2021

The Chinese New Year 2021 is today Friday 12 February 2021, and the celebrations culminates with the Lantern Festival on 26 February 2021. It is the most important holiday in China and to Chinese people all over and is celebrated by more than 20% of the world. The Chinese New Year marks the transition between the zodiac signs, 2020 was the year of the Rat but 2021 will be the year of the Ox.

10 February 2021

Northern Forum 30th anniversary logo

This year the Northern Forum is celebrating its 30 year anniversary. The Northern Forum is an international organization of Northern Regions founded in Alaska on 8 November 1991.

9 February 2021

Map of Reindeer territory in Iceland

The Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources has set a reindeer hunting quota for 2021 after receiving proposals from the Environment Agency. Up to 1220 animals, 701 cows and 519 bulls will be allowed to be hunted during the year.

8 February 2021

Lassi Heininen

In a recently published article in the Arctic Circle Journal, THE GLOBAL-ARCTIC MISSION COUNCIL, Lassi Heininen, Professor Emeritus, Editor of the Arctic Yearbook, Chair, Arctic Circle Mission Council on the GlobalArctic writes on the ‘Global Arctic’, a research approach initiated by the GlobalArctic Project in 2014, one of the perspectives and discourses on the Arctic.

4 February 2021

Vatnajökull National Park

Tripadvisor just announced their selection of the Best of the Best -Travellers´ Choice 2021. This time around Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland was nominated the second best National Park in Europe, following the Yorkshire Dales National Park, UK.

3 February 2021

Arctic Shipping in a Global context

Main issues pertaining to international cooperation in the Far East and the Arctic between Russia and Japan were discussed by Alexei Chekunkov, head of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Economic Development, and Toyohisha Kojuki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Russia.

1 February 2021

Demography of the Arctic Inuit languages

On 27 January 2021 Microsoft announced that they added Inuktitut text translation to their Translator app, Office and Translator for Bing.

29 January 2021

Northern Sea Route by the coast of Russia

Following his first article in the Arctic Circle Journal on Russia's New Arctic Strategy, Ambassador Anton Vasiliev now describes Russia's strategy on the Northern Sea Route.

28 January 2021

Mark Green President Director CEO Wilson Center

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue, announced Ambassador Mark Green will take the helm as President, Director and CEO.

28 January 2021

Arctic Frontiers 2021

Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Lövfen, Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide of Norway, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Guðlaugur Þór Þórdarson, United State Senator from Alaska Lisa Murkowski, investor Scott Minerd and ministers from several other countries as well as eminent scientists, indigenous leaders, think tanks, experts in health, ocean, business and more will share their knowledge and insights at the digital conference.

26 January 2021

Arctic Circle Journal

The JOURNAL is a new Arctic Circle platform. It publishes statements, notes, memorandums, essays, short reports and other texts of relevance to the Arctic and our interconnected world. The purpose is to provide insights, understanding and new information.