Side event on Arctic Frontiers: The Green Transition in the Arctic – Cities as drivers for Climate-Neutrality. What does it take?

Welcome to a side event on Arctic Frontiers about how cities can be drivers for Climate-Neutrality.

Moderator: Dag Rune Olsen, rector UiT The Arctic University of Norway

13.30–13.35 Welcome address: Gunnar Wilhelmsen, Mayor of Tromsø

13.35–14.05 INTRODUCTIONS:

  • How to connect to the EU mission on climate-neutral and smart cities? Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General DG MOVE and Manager of the Mission for 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, European Commission (TBC)
  • The Sami people and climate neutrality – what are the issues? Silje Karine Moutka, President of the Sami Council
  • Implementing the EU strategy for climate change adaptation and mitigation: The IMPETUS project Andrea Marinoni, Associate Professor Department of Physics and Technology, Scientific Coordinator IMPETUS Norway


Which knowledge, which actors, and which partnerships does it take?

Moderator: Rikke Gürgens Gjærum, Vice-Rector UiT The Arctic University of Norway

  • Malgorzata (Gosia) Smieszek, researcher and project coordinator, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • Laurence Frémion-Pitras, Chief Sustainable Officer, Troms Kraft
  • Mirja Vehkaperä, Chair of the City Board of Oulu, and member of EU’s Committee of Regions
  • Ola Grindheim Onsøyen, Student, UiT
  • Ernst Kloosterman, Head of Unit for Climate, Environment and Energy, Tromsø municipality

Please note: in order to attend this part of the program, you need a registration pass to the Arctic Frontiers conference. Alternatively, you can register to this side event here (cost 500 NOK).

Here you'll find more information about the Arctic Frontiers conference 2022.

Når: 09.05.22 kl 13.30–14.45
Hvor: Arbeidskontoret 1, Clarion Hotel the Edge, Tromsø
Sted: Digitalt, Tromsø
Målgruppe: Ansatte, Studenter, Gjester / eksterne
Kontakt: Zølvi Pedersen
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