The German Marshall Fund of the United States and Ecologic Institute hosted a seminar on transatlantic issues surrounding the governance of the Arctic on 21 April 2009 in Washington DC. Speakers from government and academia outlined the geopolitical context in the Arctic and opportunities for cooperation on issues such as environmental security and ecosystem-based management.
A two-day working group meeting brought together all project partners as well as external academics, policy-makers and other stakeholders. The five groups convened to discuss challenges for the marine Arctic, focusing on environmental governance, fisheries, indigenous peoples, offshore hydrocarbon, and maritime shipping. The experts discussed ways to further transatlantic dialogue on possible methods of collaboration between EU and US policy makers in developing adaptation strategies to cope with the effects of climate change on the Arctic marine environment. Approximately 65 participants from the EU and the US took part in this meeting.
The co-chair meeting took place on 28 May 2008 at The Heinz Center in Washington DC, USA. The meeting was an invitation-only meeting with the co-chairs as well as participants from the project partners.
The meeting provided an opportunity for the co-chairs of the working groups to meet the project team, review the Arctic policy context report and discuss next steps in preparing the comparative analysis between US and EU Arctic policy. The discussion focused on the project objectives and the role of the co-chairs, as well as the composition of the working groups and the September working group meeting.
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