Organization: Economist Conferences
Venue: Hotel Bristol
|Event Date/Time: Mar 12, 2013 / 9:00 am - (GMT +1:00 hours)||End Date/Time: Mar 13, 2013 / 6:00 am - (GMT +1:00 hours)|
A new vista for trade, energy and the environment
March 12th 2013. Hotel Bristol, Oslo
The resource-rich Arctic is changing faster than anywhere on Earth, and its biggest transformation is just ahead. Thanks to a changing climate, the polar ice cap is shrinking and floating summer ice is projected to disappear altogether, setting alarm bells ringing for environmentalists, but opening up new perspectives for trade and development.
At The Economist’s Arctic Summit we will be discussing big issues concerning the region: chase for natural resources, impact of climate change, emergence of new trading routes and the need for responsible governance.
The summit has been designed to focus attention and to promote constructive thinking prior to the next Arctic Council Ministers’ meeting in 2013.
A high-level group of 150 policy-makers, CEOs and influential commentators will spend a day tackling the issues at the heart of the Arctic's future, in discussions led by James Astill, environment editor of The Economist and author of the special report on the Arctic.