Trump’s Greenland Plan: The Rebirth of an 1867 American Dream


Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes Late last Thursday, #Greenland was among the most trending items on Twitter – and, oddly, for

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Sustainable Tourism Development in the Nordic Arctic: Proceedings of 2019 Iceland Workshop


Since 2018, Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) has joined forces with the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) to host

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Commercial Sealers under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants


Woodstock in northern Newfoundland. © Nikolas Sellheim Nikolas Sellheim On 17 December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted

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Delegates from 20 Nations convene in the United Kingdom for Arctic Encounter London 2019


Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI) and the Arctic Encounter host the first Arctic Encounter London in London, UK, on

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Dr Nikolas Sellheim on The Seal Hunt: Cultures, Economies and Legal Regimes


© Nikolas Sellheim Lana Ollier and Nikolas Sellheim For the January edition of Polar Matters, Lana Ollier, Fellow at Polar Research

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Iceland’s Biodome – A Global Leader in Sustainability, Tourism and Geo Climate Technology


An architect’s impression of ALDIN Biodome Reykjavik – A geo climate oasis, wellness attraction and all-weather destination in Reykjavik.  ©

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Trade and the Canadian North


(L to R) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Minister of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo

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Proceedings of ‘SDGs in the Arctic’ High-Level Dialogue Series, Session II: Arctic Spirit Conference 2017, Finland


Session 2 Date: 16 November 2017 Venue: Borealis Auditorium, Lapland University of Applied Sciences. Rovaniemi, Finland. Principal follow up discussion

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Proceedings of ‘SDGs in the Arctic’ High-Level Dialogue Series, Session I: Arctic Circle Assembly 2017, Iceland


Session 1 Date: 14 October 2017 Venue: Arctic Circle Assembly 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland Download PDF: SDGs in the Arctic –

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Building the Reykjavík Biodome: Interview with founder Hjördís Sigurdardóttir


Polar Research and Policy Initiative Fellow Thomas Bishop interviewed Hjördís Sigurðardóttir, Founder and CEO of Spor i Sandinn, about Aldin, Biodome Reykjavík. 

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Lessons from Iceland: Kicking the fossil fuel addiction


When one thinks of the Arctic, certain words spring to mind: cold, dark and remote. For settlements in the far

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The Icelandair Saga: Passing with Flying Colours


Image via Icelandair Although the idea is already a few decades old, it is much more recently that Nordic countries

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Recalibrating Maritime Security in the Arctic


Two fishermen working near the front of the Knud Rasmussen glacier in East Greenland. © Mads Pihl – Visit Greenland

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Gender Equalities in the Arctic: Current Realities, Future Challenges (2015)


This report has been published in 2015 by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland, in cooperation with the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation

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A Parliamentary Resolution on Iceland’s Arctic Policy (2011)


This policy paper, approved on March 28 2011 by the Icelandic Parliament, Althingi,  focuses on the strategy of the Icelandic

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