Dutch Arctic Strategy and Activities

Breakout Session organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands 12. August 2016

The Netherlands' newly appointed Arctic Ambassador, Mr. Kees Rade, will give a brief overview of the Dutch Arctic strategy for 2016-2020 published last April and focus on Dutch policy goals such as sustainability of Arctic operations, international research cooperation and specific Dutch Arctic expertise.

This introduction will be followed by various speakers from the private sector, NGO’s and knowledge institutes. The goal of the session is to provide a general overview of Dutch activities in the Arctic and how an Observer country at the Arctic Council can contribute to Arctic developments.


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