Interview with Hanne Eskjær, Senior Arctic Official for the Kingdom of Denmark

The Arctic Council has recently welcomed three new Senior Arctic Officials: Hanne Eskjær (Kingdom of Denmark), Anniken Krutnes (Norway), and Alison LeClaire (Canada). In this interview, we speak with Hanne Eskjær about her background and about her...

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20 years of the Arctic Council: Making a positive future impact

On the occasion of the Arctic Council's 20th anniversary, we asked Ambassador David Balton, the current Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, for some of his thoughts on the Council's past, present, and future. This is the last of three segments.

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20 years of the Arctic Council: What are the "big questions" ahead?

On the occasion of the Arctic Council's 20th anniversary, we asked Ambassador David Balton, the current Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, for some of his thoughts on the Council's past, present, and future. This is the second of three segments.

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Arctic Council Tweets

Arctic Council Meet @HanneEskjaer , new Senior Arctic Official for the Kingdom of Denmark: https://t.co/bhA1IYN52D
September 23, 2016
Arctic Council How will the Arctic Council make a positive impact on the future of the region? Interview with @saochair… https://t.co/4NYBaqR5HU
September 22, 2016
Arctic Council RT @jesperstig: Task force on Arctic marine coop meets tomorrow. ArcticCouncil plays key role as regional stewards. https://t.co/9AV0Ryej…
September 21, 2016

SAO Chair Tweets

David Balton RT @ArcticCouncil: Meet @HanneEskjaer , new Senior Arctic Official for the Kingdom of Denmark: https://t.co/bhA1IYN52D
About 24 hours ago
David Balton RT @ArcticCouncil: What are the big questions ahead for the Arctic Council? An interview with @saochair https://t.co/evjPOWFtiq AC20years…
September 21, 2016
David Balton RT @ArcticCouncil: "The Arctic Council at 20" - slideshow of historical images AC20years https://t.co/swZdPM90Nd https://t.co/ICO7hUV5Yc
September 20, 2016

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