Nicola Sturgeon to attend the Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 12 October 2017 in News

The First Minister will meet the Icelandic president along with representatives of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Nicola Sturgeon - Parliament TV

Nicola Sturgeon will travel to Iceland to attend the Arctic Circle Assembly as part of efforts to build closer ties with northern nations and foster cooperation on climate change.

In a two-day trip to Reykjavik the First Minister will meet the Icelandic president along with representatives of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The FM attended the assembly last year, using the trip to highlight Scotland’s commitment to keeping global temperature rises to under 1.5C.


RELATED CONTENT


Speaking ahead of the trip, Sturgeon said: "Climate change is clearly an issue that affects us all, and is a policy area where Scotland is helping to lead the way internationally.

"And the impact of climate change on the Arctic and the wider region, of which we are an important part, is being increasingly felt.

"That is why Scotland will continue to work with others and share internationally our low carbon expertise.

"There is much Scotland can gain by looking north, and we also have knowledge and insight to share with our neighbours in the region.

"As we face the growing threat of an economically damaging extreme Brexit, it is more vital than ever that we seek to build strong international links, and I am determined to do all I can to build consensus with like-minded nations.”

Edinburgh will host the Arctic Circle Forum in November.

Tags

Categories

Related Articles

Brexit poses a “fundamental challenge” to the Scottish renewables sector, claims Alex Salmond
1 December 2017

Highlighting the role of the EU in providing research funding and fostering free movement of people, the former First Minister used a speech at the University of Dundee to argue the decision to...

Fergus Ewing urges UK government to "come clean" on plans for fisheries policy after Brexit
10 November 2017

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon claims the UK Government has not honoured promises to share information on the progress of Brexit negotiations

Bernie Sanders congratulates Scotland for banning fracking
19 October 2017

The US senator described the Scottish Government’s decision as a “significant step” and warned that fracking represented a danger to air quality and water supplies.

Share this page