MITC office joins the Arctic Economic Council

Mainebiz posted an article titled, “MITC office joins the Arctic Economic Council.” The article reads as follows;

“The Maine North Atlantic Development Office at Maine International Trade Center is one of three new members of the Arctic Economic Council.

MENADO is the first AEC member coming from the lower 48 states in the United States.

The Arctic Economic Council is an independent organization based in Tromsø, Norway, that facilitates Arctic business-to-business activities and responsible economic development through the sharing of best practices, technological solutions, standards and other information. It supports market accessibility and provides advice and a business perspective to the work of the Arctic Council.

Maine North Atlantic Development Office joins Arctic Economic Council

Press Herald published an article online titled, “Maine North Atlantic Development Office joins Arctic Economic Council.” The article reads as follows;

“The Maine North Atlantic Development Office has joined the Arctic Economic Council, an independent agency aimed at business-to-business activities.

The development office was formed in 2013 under the auspices of the Maine International Trade Center to increase trade and investment between Maine and the North Atlantic region. It is the first organization in the Lower 48 states to join the Arctic Economic Council, according to a news release from the trade center. The Maine group joined the organization as a nonvoting member.

Arctic Economic Council welcomes three new members

Port News published an article titled, “Arctic Economic Council welcomes three new members.” The article reads as follows;

“The Arctic Economic Council says it is pleased to welcome three new members to the pan-Arctic business community. Bioway AS, MENADO and Cosco Shipping Lines Finland Oy represent different parts of the Arctic business community, thus further strengthening the AEC’s position as the representative of the width of Arctic business.

Bioway AS is an indigenously owned company within the aquaculture technology business with its headquarter in Norway. Bioway AS is welcomed as the first Permafrost Partner of the Arctic Economic Council.

Global Team Of Indigenous Leaders Work With Scientists To Monitor Climate Change’s Impact

KYUK published an article titled, “Global Team Of Indigenous Leaders Work With Scientists To Monitor Climate Change’s Impact.” The article reads in part as follows;

“Yesterday, a global team of indigenous leaders, scientists, and wildlife managers gathered at Bethel’s Cultural Center to discuss climate change’s growing impact on the Arctic’s plants and animals.

The working group on the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, or CAFF, is a group that monitors circumpolar biodiversity. It tracks the health of shorebirds, polar bears, and native plants, then recommends sustainable practices to Arctic countries. Representatives from eight different countries are attending the meeting, along with advisors from several indigenous organizations.

Does Québec Need the Arctic Council?

World Policy Blog posted an article titled, “Does Québec Need the Arctic Council?” The article reads in part as follows;

“At the 2014 Arctic Circle Assembly, in front of more than 2,000 participants from 50 countries, Philippe Couillard, premier of Québec, highlighted the province’s commitment to Arctic matters, stating, “We want, and we will be, part of the dialogue on Arctic and Nordic issues.” Playing a role in the formation of Arctic policy has been an integral part of Québec’s efforts to claim a voice on the international stage. Couillard’s words asserted his position as a key sub-national leader in Arctic issues and illustrated Québec’s determination for a seat at the Arctic negotiating table.