Greenland is the world's largest island, situated between the Arctic and the Atlantic Oceans. Vast distances, a small population and infrastructural gaps make for substantive challenges. In the past few years, Greenland has received increased international attention. This is brought not only by Greenland's richness of mineral deposits but also steps taken towards gaining independence from Denmark. Greenlanders are embracing this increased interest and global importance while adhering to the principles of sustainable development of its land, resources and people.
The Mission Council on Greenland in the Arctic was launched in June 2021. Its members have in their professional and personal capacities been particularly engaged with various matters concerning Greenland. Under the auspices of Arctic Circle, and through the various Arctic Circle platforms at its disposal, the Mission Council aims to deepen awareness and encourage dialogue on the various issues, opportunities and challenges facing Greenland and its people.