Launched in 2011, the Arctic NGO Forum is a new initiative that aims to provide a consistent way for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) concerned with Arctic environmental issues to get together, exchange ideas and perspectives and provide advice to the global Arctic community. The creation of this platform will allow NGOs the possibility to strengthen their positions and gain access to policy makers.
Promoting cooperation and influencing policy-making
The Forum will contribute to the elaboration of policies that support the sustainable development of the Arctic. These policies may be national, Eu-centred or circumpolar. The Forum has a role to play in directing attention to areas of common interest, raising awareness, and providing expert opinion on emerging issues.
This project is being co-ordinated by GRID-Arendal and ECORYS Nederland with funding from the European Commission (Directorate-General for the Environment).
Visit the Arctic NGO Forum at www.arcticngoforum.org
Project Duration: 3 years
Contact: John Crump
Photo: Melting glaciers in Greenland. Credit: Lawrence Hislop