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Understanding the Arctic Resource Challenge: Canada and U.S. Perspectives

Past Event

March 26, 2014

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Center on Global Energy Policy and the Consulate General of Canada in New York are proud to host Michael R. Bromwich, former Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement, and Founder and Managing Principal, The Bromwich Group, and David Scott, Executive Director, Canadian Polar Commission, for a discussion on Understanding the Arctic Resource Challenge: Canada and U.S. Perspectives. From the development of massive oil and gas reserves and world-class diamond mines, to the growth of commercial fisheries, to a thriving tourism industry that attracts visitors from around the globe, the enormous economic potential of the Arctic is being unlocked. International interest in the Arctic has intensified because of the potential for resource development, the opening of new transportation routes, and the growing impacts of climate change. However, the full extent of the natural resource potential in the Arctic is still unknown, while limited knowledge exists on how best to sustainably develop Arctic resources. This event will look at how Arctic policy is shaped and the opportunities and challenges of Arctic resource development, including how the U.S. and Canada could potentially collaborate on critical energy and environmental issues in “The North.” CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow will moderate the discussion following the presentation. A reception will follow the event.

Registration is required. This event is open to press. It will also be livestreamed at: http://energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch.