2016 Arctic Circle Assembly
Over 2000 participants from more than countries attended the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, accepted the first Arctic Circle Prize for his role in the negotiations on international climate cooperation during his mandate. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of Scotland gave a keynote presentation about her country's role in the Arctic. View the complete program here.
Ban Ki-Moon accepting the Arctic Circle Prize
The Arctic and Global Extreme Weather - Jennifer Francis at the Arctic Circle Assembly
The Role of the Arctic Coast Guard Forum - Jessica Shadian at the Arctic Circle Assembly
Ban Ki-Moon on the Paris Agreement and ICAO at the Arctic Circle Assembly
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The future of humanity is inextricably bound up with the future of the planet.Carter RobertsPresident and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2016
Arctic Circle Prize
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, presented a keynote speech in which he outlined the future of international climate action following the Paris Climate Conference (COP21). Receiving the first Arctic Circle Prize, he acknowledged the achievements of international partners and urged world leaders to strengthen their efforts and commitments to the Paris Agreement.