The Arctic is experiencing environmental and climate change faster than any other part of the planet, creating significant challenges for the people who call the Arctic home, and multiplying impacts around the globe. We also recognize the importance of growing public interest in Arctic matters and express our interest to increase scientific and public understanding of the region. Together, we have already made progress that we can build upon to make invaluable and never-before possible contributions to Arctic science. These changes can also create opportunities for innovation and sustainable development. We recognize the importance of traditional and local knowledge and the sharing of scientific and technological information to advance well-informed, timely, and constructive decision-making. We come together to commit to developing shared, long-term goals, and to identify specific steps and short-term actions for achieving them.
Read the full Joint Statement of Ministers at whitehouse.gov!