Sustainable Economy and Responsible Finance in the Arctic
Thursday, September 30
15:00 - 16:00
Why is sustainable development in the Arctic so important? Sustainable financing in the Arctic: what are the prospects for the emergence of white finance?
In May 2021, the Russian Federation assumed the presidency of the Arctic Council for two years.
The Arctic region is more exposed to climate change than any other. Its preservation and development require huge investments and a special approach to accounting for risks, including financial risks; so it is necessary to create unified rules for responsible financing in the region.
These issues will be discussed by representatives of the Arctic Council member states, businesses operating in the region, and the scientific community.
UN Goodwill Ambassador, Chair of All-Russian Society for Nature Conservation
Arctic Initiative Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Mads Qvist Frederiksen
Director, Arctic Economic Council
Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, Ambasssador-at-Large
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to the Russian Federation
EU’s Ambassador-at-Large for the Arctic, Special Envoy for Arctic Matters
* The Programme may be subject to change