The UK government response to the House of Lords Select Committee report on the Arctic: Responding to a Changing Arctic, on 16 July 2015.
The UK is one of the most active non-Arctic states in Arctic affairs. While the government believes the approach it has adopted towards the Arctic, as outlined in the UK’s Arctic Policy Framework: Adapting to Change, is the right one, it also agrees with the Committee that more can be done to ensure the UK continues to take a leading role in Arctic issues that affect it.
The government is grateful to the Committee for its constructive suggestions on this.
This response outlines a number of steps that the government will take and which demonstrate the government’s commitment to the Arctic and to advancing our scientific, political and economic engagement in the region.
See the full report.