Government of Greenland

01/13/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/13/2022 10:22

Greenland to host another Arctic Circle Forum in Nuuk

Greenland to host another Arctic Circle Forum in Nuuk


The Greenland Forum is organized in collaboration between Naalakkersuisut and the Arctic Circle and will be held in Katuaq Culture Centre in Nuuk from 27 to 29 August 2022 under the headlines: Greenland in the global Arctic: climate and prosperity - geopolitics and progress.
The 2022 Forum marks the return of Arctic Circle in Greenland following the success of the 2016 Forum.

The big international conference Arctic Circle Greenland Forum, which has been cancelled two years in a row due to the COVID pandemic, has now been scheduled for end of August 2022.

Greenland Forum is held under the auspices of the Arctic Circle Assembly, which in less than a decade has grown to be one of the largest networks for international dialogue and cooperation on the Arctic. The Arctic Circle Assembly, which is held every October in Reykjavík, Iceland, enjoys strong support and participation from governments, organizations, companies, universities, policy institutes, environmental organizations, indigenous peoples and others interested in the development of the Arctic.

"We are part of the global community and thus we are continously seeking to strengthen and expand our circle of friendships and partners, especially among our closest neighbors. Naalakkersuisut - the government of Greenland - aims to see Greenland and our role in creating a peaceful and sustainable development for our society factored into all conversation about the Arctic and Arctic cooperation. I am therefore especially pleased with the chosen themes for the 2022 Greenland forum".

"As an Arctic people, we have a key role in coversations and issues relating to the Arctic and not least in regards to decisions that concern our society. I am therefore pleased that we will be hosting an Arctic Circle Forum once again here in Nuuk. I look forward to welcoming our international guests from near and far to the conference. I also hope that the conference will get a great deal of support here at home from Greenland, so that we are many to show our guests who we are and what we have to offer" states Prime Minister of Greenland Muté Bourup Egede.

Greenland Forum will take place in Katuaq Cultural Centre in Nuuk, and around 300-500 participants are expected.

For more information, contact Reykjavík Head of Representation Tove Søvndahl Gant, [email protected]/ +354 6655610

Details of Greenland Forum can also be found on Arctic Circle's website.

Proposals for sessions at the Greenland Forum can be submitted to the Arctic Circle Secretariat until June 1. Read more here.