Denmark unveils new Arctic strategy

Danes looking to cement position as one of the world’s Arctic research leaders

In a bid to strengthen Danish research and education in the Arctic Region, the Education and Research Ministry today launched a new Arctic strategy.

The education and research minister, Ulla Tørnæs, said that the strategy (here in Danish, but with an English executive summary) would boost Denmark’s position as one of the world’s leading nations within Arctic research.

“Along with Greenland and the Faroe Islands, we have a strong interest in being part of strengthening a sustainable development in the Arctic,” said Tørnæs.

“What takes place in the Arctic impacts the entire world, such as in the form of climate change. More knowledge about the Arctic and more highly educated people the region is pivotal to Denmark.”

The Arctic research provides important information about the effects global climate change has on humans, animals and plants.