Mayors want to have a say in the future development of the Arctic

Mayors want to have a say in the future development of the Arctic

At the Arctic Mayors’ Forum (AMF) meeting of board members held online last Monday May 10th it was made clear that the AMF would like to urge the Arctic Council to introduce mechanisms to consult and involve local governments in the Arctic region. The municipalities deal with the consequences of climate change and implement green transition solutions and should therefore be a prime source of input for the Arctic Council and its working groups.

Foundation of the Arctic Mayors Forum

Foundation of the Arctic Mayors Forum

The Arctic Mayors Forum was founded on Oct. 10. 2019 where 11 Mayors of Arctic region towns signed the foundation document. The Mayors come from Canada, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and USA. The mission of the forum is to ensure local...