The Ny-Ålesund Symposium 2009 PDF Print E-mail
The Symposium will be held in Ny-Ålesund on June 08 to June 10, 2009.

The symposium will take place on Svalbard from June 08 to June 10. The theme of this year’s Symposium is “Climate change: Understanding and influencing global politics towards Copenhagen and beyond".

The Ny-Ålesund Symposium is an annual event that brings together international and Norwegian high-level participants, including top politicians, scientists, business executives and representatives of NGOs to join forces in forming a global response. The themes build on challenges and questions facing the Arctic and northern regions that have global consequences, such as climate change. The Symposium is an important forum that will facilitate decision making for our common future. The number of participants is limited to 40 people, by personal invitation only. Thus the Symposium is also an interesting arena for building new networks – in the setting of historical Ny-Ålesund and the stunning backdrop of Svalbard.

The Symposium is organized by Kings Bay AS in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Research, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Justice and the Police, and the Research Council of Norway. Statkraft AS is a co-organizer and sponsor of the Symposium.

Please find more detailes in the programme.