Special Envoy for Arctic Affairs, Mr Sam Tan, represented Singapore at the 15th Arctic Frontiers Conference held in Tromsø, Norway from 8 to 11 May 2022.
The Arctic Frontiers, a non-profit organisation, was established in 2006 with the aim of linking policy, business and science for responsible and sustainable development of the Arctic. Founded upon the five pillars of Policy, Business, Science, Arena and Youth, its annual key event, the Arctic Frontiers Conference, is a platform for academia and decision makers from government and business to gather and discuss the most pressing issues facing the Arctic.
Special Envoy Tan participated in the high-level panel discussion titled “Future Pathways”, where he spoke about the impact of climate change on the Arctic and ways to mitigate the negative impact while achieving sustainable development, as well as the importance of youth engagement and education in raising awareness on climate and sustainability issues in the Arctic. Special Envoy Tan also met with Norwegian Senior Arctic Official Morten Høglund; Executive Director of the White House Arctic Executive Steering Committee David Balton; State Department Coordinator for the Arctic Region James DeHart; and President of the Saami Parliament Silje Karine Muotka on the sidelines of the conference to discuss the latest developments in the Arctic.
As a low-lying coastal state, Singapore is vulnerable to rising sea levels, and the Arctic is a barometer of climate change. Singapore contributes to the climate change agenda by participating in international Arctic events, raising regional awareness of Arctic issues, and contributing actively to such discussions.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
12 MAY 2022
Photo Caption: Special Envoy for Arctic Affairs Sam Tan participating in a high-level panel discussion titled “Future Pathways” at the 15th Arctic Frontiers Conference in Tromsø, Norway on 11 May 2022.
Photo Credit: Arctic Frontiers Conference