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January 17, Reports on the PCRC Special Panels at the PLS12
PCRC held four special panels at the 12th Polar Law Symposium in Hobart, on December 3, 2019. Reports on the panels are now available at the links below: PCRC-ArCS Special Session and Resilience of the Antarctic Treaty System to Future Challenges.
December 5, PCRC Special Panels at the PLS12 was successfully concluded!
PCRC Special Panels at the 12th Polar Law Symposium in Hobart, Tasmania, was successfully completed. At the panels, 15 oral presentations and 1 poster presentation are given by distinguished scholars and early-career researchers from all over the world.
December 3, 12th Polar Law Symposium, Abstracts Updated
At 12th Polar Law Symposium held in Hobart, Tasmania, 1-4 December 2019, the PCRC four special panels: Two on Post-ArCS research agenda for Arctic legal and policy studies, and two on Antarctic Treaty System Resilience/Policy-Law-Science Nexus in Antarctica was successfully completed. Expanded abstracts are now available from the above links.
November 26, PCRC International Law Seminar Series
On November 26, 2019 PCRC convened the 16th PCRC international law seminar. In this seminar, Professor Brooks Kaiser, from University of Southern Denmark, and Associate Professor Chris Horbel, from University of Southern Denmark and Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, will give a presentation on "Sustainable Arctic Marine Tourism: Challenges and Opportunities". For details, please see the seminar flyer.
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October 25, 2019 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial website now open
The third Arctic Science Ministerial(ASM3) will take stock of the progress made by the international community up to 2020. ASM3 will be held in Tokyo, Japan on the 21st and 22nd of November 2020 and will be co-hosted by Iceland.
September 10, 2019 Canada's New Arctic and Northern Policy Framework
The government of Canada released the new "Arctic and Northern Policy Framework" that provides overarching direction to the Government's priorities in the Arctic to 2030 and beyond. An analysis of this Canada's new Arctic Policy is available from here.
August 21, 2019 the German Government adopted the new interministerial Arctic policy guidelines
The German Government adopted new interministerial Arctic policy guidelines "German Arctic policy guidelines: Assuming responsibility, creating trust, shaping the future" in the Cabinet. Germany focuses on the six priorities in the new Arctic policy guidelines, namely climate and environmental protection, international cooperation, security policy, science and research, sustainable development and the involvement of the indigenous population in the Arctic. See further information from the Federal Foreign Office page.
June 28, New Arctic Council Chairmanship program for 2019-2021 has released
The first meeting during Iceland's Arctic Council Chairmanship has been held in Reykjavik. At the meeting, Icealand released its chairmanship program. The theme of Iceland’s Chairmanship program is “Together towards a sustainable Arctic” and it includes four priority areas: Climate and green energy solutions, the Arctic marine environment, people and communities of the Arctic, and a stronger Arctic Council. The Iceland’s Chairmanship Program for 2019-2021 can be read from here.
June 6, 2019 United States Department of Defense updates its Arctic Strategy
The updated US DoD Arctic Strategy states: "Russia and China are challenging the rules-based order in the Arctic…. China is attempting to gain a role in the Arctic in ways that may undermine international rules and norms, and there is a risk that its predatory economic behavior globally may be repeated in the Arctic. … DoD will continue to work with allies and partners to strengthen the existing, international rules-based order in the Arctic. Sustaining and strengthening the rules-based order will help to both deter strategic competitors from specific, aggressive acts and from unilaterally seeking to change norms governing access to the region."