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  • Feb 22, 2021

Greenland in the New Arctic

In this event, Össur Skarphéðinsson, Chairman of the Greenland Committee discussed the newly published report on the current co-operation between Greenland and Iceland.

The Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs recently published an extensive Report with a detailed analysis on the current relationship between Greenland and Iceland with 99 recommendations on how to strengthen theco-operation.

Opening remarks from H.E. Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarsson, Iceland's Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Össur Skarphéðinsson, former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Greenland Committee will discuss the significance of Greenlandic-Icelandic co-operation and answer questions from the global audience.

Moderated by Halla Hrund Logadóttir, Harvard Kennedy School Arctic Initiative.

H.E. Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson

Minister of the Environment, Energy and Climate, Iceland

Össur Skarphéðinsson

Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Iceland

Honorable Össur Skarphéðinsson is an Icelandic politician who served as Minister for Foreign Affairs from February 2009 to May 2013. He was appointed Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism for the Social Democratic Alliance in May 2007. He was also Minister for Nordic Cooperation from 24 May 2007 to 10 June 2008. He was a member of the parliament (Althing) for the Reykjavík Constituency from 1991 to 2003, and for Reykjavík North Constituency from 2003 to 2016. Mr. Skarphéðinsson was Chairman of the Social Democratic Party parliamentary group from 1991 to 1993, Minister for the Environment from 1993 to 1995, and Chairman of the Social Democratic Alliance from 2000 to 2005.

Halla Hrund Logadóttir

Harvard Kennedy School Arctic Initiative

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