These are very special French territories, as much for their biodiversity as for their administrative system, whose specific features reflect these “marginal lands at the heart of territorial issues”.
Chile does not hesitate to take advantage of its geographical position with the white continent and, this time, send out a warning message for the climate.
Greenland is simultaneously among the countries most impacted by climate change and among the countries with the highest carbon footprints per capita. This has put politicians in a dilemma that was finally resolved last week.
For the 2024-2026 budget, the Russian government proposes to reduce funding for the construction of the nuclear, super-powerful “Lider” icebreaker. It is being built at the Zvezda shipyard.
With more than 460 people on board, two Chinese icebreakers and a container ship have set off for Antarctica for the 40th Antarctic expedition.
The summit on the poles and glaciers ended with a political announcement by the French president in favor of research at the poles and at altitude. On this occasion, 30 countries pledged to take measures to protect the cryosphere.
India currently has three research stations in the Antarctic: Bharati, Maitri and Dakshin Gangotri. India is dependent on outside help to supply its stations.
Next week in Paris, a coalition of countries will meet to discuss the disappearance of the cryosphere and its consequences for human societies. At this forum, scientists from around the world will describe the latest state of the cryosphere’s health to political decision-makers.
Greenland has taken a step eastward and opened its own representative office in the Chinese capital.
The largest meeting of Arctic stakeholders showed a colorful and diverse side, which, however, cannot mask the difficulties and challenges in the region.
Three days with 100% Arctic, focused on future challenges in all fields: energy, community development, large-scale economy… Thousands of participants packed Reykjavik’s convention center.
The Arctic Circle Assembly opens in Reykjavik for three days of discussions between those involved in sustainable development in the Arctic Circle. The presence of the French ambassador for the poles reinforces the launch of the One Polar Summit in Paris in November.
Due to the sanctions imposed by the West, Russia has increased its focus on deliveries to Asian customers using ships without ice class more frequently.
The elections in Longyearbyen, held for the first time according to the new law, not only brought a complete change of the municipal council, but also a lot of resentment.
Prompted by a speech in Greenlandic, the Danish parliament has revamped its speech policy in parliament to allow other languages.
Last week the autumn session of the parliament opened in Greenland. Amid resignations and changes within the government, the first project presented, the new Finance Act, will not receive the support of the parties who are concerned about a possible VAT on the island.
The One Planet – Polar Summit will welcome scientists, explorers, funders, NGOs and political representatives, to formalise a discourse on the collapse of the cryosphere and unite countries around this cause.
The rising costs of whaling and the lack of demand for whale meat could spell the end for the harvest of the marine mammals as early as next year. Tourism could profit from this.
Fewer fish and more otaries could be behind the growing number of fur seals dying as a result of collisions or drowning in fishing nets. The South Atlantic Institute for Environmental Research has published the initial results of its scientific investigation in the hope of improving fisheries management.
Soon charter flight with tourists from Russia to Spitsbergen, claims Ildar Neverov, general director of Arktikugol. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs contradicts.
The lack of ice-going vessels is holding back the development of the Northern Sea Route (NSR). Indian and Chinese shipyards hope to jump into the gap and construct vessels.
After the incident around the “Ocean Explorer” in the East Greenlandic Alpefjord, expedition tourism stands in the focus of the government, which intends stricter regulations.
Two huge areas in Alaska’s North Slope Borough, the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, will see oil and gas production drastically restricted following a decision by US President Joe Biden.
The first international polar summit will be held in Paris in November, organized by Olivier Poivre d’Arvor and attended by President Emmanuel Macron. An opportunity to bring the polar programming bill to life and refine French strategy.