Arctic Frontiers is among the world’s most closely watched conferences on northern issues.
Each year, politicians, business leaders and scientists descend on the Norwegian city of Tromso to discuss all things Arctic. This year was the 10th anniversary of the conference and Eye on the Arctic was there to bring you comprehensive coverage of the people, issues and topics making waves around the circumpolar world.
Below are our collected stories.
International conference takes on environment & Arctic development
How an Arctic initiative by Canada has gone from being blasted by critics to praised by international politicians
When Canada announced the creation of an Arctic Economic Council during its most recent Arctic Council chairmanship (2013-2015), it was lambasted for everything from its mission to promoting a business agenda on a platform traditionally devoted to environmental protection and sustainable development. But at Arctic Frontiers, the initiative was being praised by everyone from business leaders to foreign ministers.
Resources, rights & ‘Where the ($%#!) is Canada on the Arctic?’
Eye and the Arctic has been reporting from Arctic Frontiers all week. Here, we bring you a roundup of the kinds of conversations that came up around the water cooler and the one question people wouldn’t stop asking us.
Eilís Quinn is an award-winning journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project. Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.
Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the murder of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received the silver medal for “Best Investigative Article or Series” at the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The project also received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.