The Arctic Circle is the largest network of international dialogue and cooperation on the future of the Arctic. It is an open democratic platform with participation from governments, organizations, corporations, universities, think tanks, environmental associations, indigenous communities, concerned citizens, and others interested in the development of the Arctic and its consequences for the future of the globe.
The annual Arctic Circle Assembly is the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic, attended by more than 2000 participants from 60 countries. The conference started today with the opening ceremony at Harpa. Overall the assembly will include a total of 188 seminars with over 600 speakers, so almost all of Harpa’s halls, rooms and open spaces will be used for the conference.
The Assembly attracts a number of leaders from the United States, Russia, China, Japan, Korea, France, Germany and other states, as well as Icelandic ministers, scientists, environmentalists and corporate executives.