Arctic Futures Symposium - Brussels, 4-5 October 2012
The International Polar Foundation (IPF) would
cordially invite you to attend the 2012 Arctic Futures Symposium,
which will be
held in EU Committee of the Regions Jacques Delors
Building in Brussels, Belgium
on October 4th and 5th.
Participation is open to the general public and
is free of
The challenges facing the Arctic
during a time of change and global warming uncertainty will be the
frank and lively debates between policymakers, Ambassadors and
representatives from EU and Arctic nations, polar scientists,
peoples and industry representatives.
A complete list of speakers and panelists can
be found on
our website: www.arcticfutures.org
including HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, European Commissioner
Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanaki and Swedish Arctic
Chair of the Arctic Council Gustaf Lind.
This year's symposium will feature a roundtable
senior policymakers and representatives from Arctic Council
nations, led by Dr.
Charles Emmerson of Chatham House, author of The Future
History of the
Arctic. It will also feature presentations and discussions
The future of Arctic energy resources -
including a look at renewable energy projects.
Sustainable management of living natural
resources and marine protected areas.
Developing maritime and coastal
infrastructure to meet the growing needs of maritime operations
in the Arctic.
The vital importance of long-term scientific
monitoring programmes in the Arctic.
The Arctic Futures Symposium 2012 is an
initiative of the
International Polar Foundation, with the financial support of:
The Kingdom of Belgium’s Federal Public
Service for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
And in partnership with:
The European Union Committee of the Regions,
which is hosting the event
The European Commission
The European External Action Service (EEAS)
While attendance is free of charge,
mandatory prior to admission to the conference.
If you would like to come, please register via
by noon on Monday, October 1st: www.arcticfutures.org.
It will still be possible to register on-site
remain; however prior registration is the only way to guarantee a
at the symposium.