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NATO Secretary General addresses Impacts of Climate Change on Arctic Region

NATO Secretary General addresses Impacts of Climate Change on Arctic Region

29 January 2009: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer addressed a Seminar on Security Prospects in the High North, underscoring that the Arctic ice cap melting causes changes that will affect the whole international community, and suggested that NATO could contribute to addressing this problem through its participation in relief operations and utilizing the opportunities inherent to the NATO-Russia Council.

The seminar took place in Reykjavik, Iceland, from 28-29 January 2009, and addressed emerging challenges as global warming affects the Arctic region. [NATO Secretary General's Speech; NATO Press Release]