Green solutions for a sustainable Arctic

Start

Thursday 18 October, 2018

14:00

Finish

Thursday 18 October, 2018

16:30

Mega Room, 3/F, W Shanghai – The Bund, 66 Lvshun Road, Shanghai, China

Description

A seminar organized by Arctic Frontiers in cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai, Polar Research Institute of China and Shanghai Institutes for International Studies.

The world is in the middle of three revolutions, one green, one technological and one infrastructural. Between 4 and 6 million people live in the Arctic. Northern communities are diverse societies, with modern, urban, remote and sparsely populated areas, and thus face an array of possibilities and challenges. As with other parts of the world, there is great interest in planning for greater sustainability, accessibility, affordability and healthier cities, towns and villages. How may technology and connectivity enhance resilience in arctic communities and promote a green economy? How do we balance sustainable use with prudent conservation in the Arctic? New sailing lanes and transport routes can bring opportunities and business growth in the coastal communities and serve as an important transport route for goods produced in the Arctic. How do we ensure sustainability and safe sailing?

PROGRAM

12:30 LUNCH BUFFET HOTEL W SHANGHAI (REGISTRATION 12:00)

14:00 WORDS OF WELCOME

  • Ole Øvretveit, Director Arctic Frontiers

14:05 OPENING REMARKS

  • Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway
  • Wang Hong, Administrator, State Oceanic Administration (SOA) TBC

14:20 SESSION I POLICY, SCIENCE AND BUSINESS IN THE ARCTIC

Session format: Keynote speech and armchair conversation.

Moderator Jessie Chen, ICS

  • Zhu Jiangang, Deputy DG, Polar Research Institute of China
  • Bjørn Midthun, Director of Section for the High North, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign affairs
  • Marit Reigstad, Professor at UiT The Arctic University of Norway and project manager for The Nansen Legacy
  • Anne Marit Bjørnflaten, SVP Corporate Communications, Hurtigruten
  • Liu Yutong, Deputy managing Director, China Shipowners Mutual Assurance Association

15:10 BREAK

15:30 SESSION II SUSTAINABLE ARCTIC SHIPPING

Session format: Keynote speech and armchair conversation.

Moderator Jessie Chen, ICS

  • Yang Jian, Professor and Vice president, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies
  • Chen Feng, General Director, Marketing and Sales Center, COSCO Shipping Special Carriers CO. LTD
  • Kjell Stokvik, Managing Director Centre for High North Logistics (CHNL), Nord University
  • Harald Solberg, CEO, Norwegian Shipowners’ Association
  • Ole Arve Misund, Director, Norwegian Polar Institute
  • Pål Brekke, Norwegian Space Centre

16:30 END

REGISTRATION

To register, send an e-mail to Trym.Aleksander.Eiterjord@mfa.no

Please include the following information in the registration e-mail: your name (in Chinese if applicable), ID/Passport number, organization, title, and your contact information (email and phone).

If you have any questions you can contact Trym Eiterjord at +86 136 51 98 2634

Venue

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