Tag: Arctic Council

Norwich Model Arctic Council 2

Over the weekend of 21st to 23rd April, 35 pupils from six secondary schools gathered at Norwich School in the UK for the second annual Norwich Model Arctic Council (NORMAC).  So far as I know, NORMAC is the only secondary-school level Model Arctic Council in the world today.  Like the better-known Model United Nations, NORMAC …

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Norwich, England, UK (c) 2016 Anthony Speca

Launching the Norwich Model Arctic Council

In July 2016, a group of secondary-school pupils convened in Norwich, UK, for the inaugural Norwich Model Arctic Council (NORMAC).  An educational initiative of Polar Aspect, in collaboration with and hosted by Norwich School, NORMAC is intended to raise awareness of the Arctic; to inspire pupils to learn more about the region, its peoples and its challenges; and …

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Norwich Model Arctic Council

Earlier this month, a group of secondary-school pupils from Norwich School gathered together for the first Norwich Model Arctic Council (NORMAC), an educational initiative I’ve recently developed to raise awareness and understanding of the Arctic amongst youth.  Whilst there have been a number of Model Arctic Councils at postgraduate level, NORMAC is so far as …

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Remarks on Arctic Economic Council in Toronto Star

Last Friday, I was cited in a Toronto Star article looking back on Canada’s Arctic Council chairmanship, which ends with the April 2015 Ministerial meeting in Iqaluit: Canada also achieved its main goal of creating the Arctic Economic Council, a group of businesses operating in the North that is intended to share best practices and encourage economic development “This …

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Livingstone Falls, Nunavut, Canada (c) 2008 Anthony Speca

Let’s ban bans in the Arctic

An update on this column’s coverage so far—mostly of the disquieting potential consequences for Northerners of proposals to ban various economic activities in the Arctic.

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