Arctic Encounter Paris 2015:
COP21's largest Arctic event
This December, the Arctic Encounter Symposium will host its first international event, Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 (AEP'15) in Paris, France, on December 10-12, 2015.
AEP will take place on the final days of the monumental United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP21) where over 50,000 participants and 25,000 government delegates will get together in Paris to deliberate the world’s response to our changing planet.
Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 is the only Arctic policy and economics event to take place during the COP21. With an expected attendance of 500+ participants over three days, AEP'15 is the 3rd largest COP21 side-event, and the 3rd largest Arctic policy gathering of 2015, worldwide.
Registration is now open and hotels are filling up very fast in the city because of COP21. So, make your confirmations to attend AEP'15 today!
UPDATE // DESPITE THE RECENT EVENTS IN PARIS,
ARCTIC ENCOUNTER PARIS 2015 IS MAINTAINED!
For security reasons, all attendees must provide the organizers with their date of birth and place of birth before December 9th by e-mail at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Official AEP tickets and a valid government-issued ID with matching names will be required at the entrance of Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 sessions.
Register for AEP 2015
The Arctic Encounter provides an open forum for discussion on Arctic policy and sustainable development. 200+ governments officials, businesses, universities, NGOs, think tanks, students, explorers, journalists and others have already registered.
ATTENDANCE TO AEP IS FREE FOR ALL.
Registration is now open and hotels in Paris are filling up very fast because of COP21.
So, make your confirmations today for AEP 2015!
Why attend Arctic Encounter Paris 2015?
THE ARCTIC WILL BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT OF INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE DIPLOMACY DURING COP21 IN PARIS THIS DECEMBER
SHARE YOUR VISION OF ARCTIC FUTURES AT AEP 2015!
from 15 countries, including the 8 Arctic states
working sessions, workshops & keynotes
from the private, military, academic, and public policy sectors over 3 days
40 young leaders
will participate in the 1st Model Arctic Council ever held outside the Arctic
"Break the Ice" night
Thursday, December 10th • 6pm - 9pm • French Military Library
Above: French Military Academy, at night
Organized in partnership with the Centre de Documentation de l'Ecole Militaire and the French School of War (Ecole de Guerre), AEP's "Break the Ice" evening will take the form of three scene-setting presentations of 5-minutes each delivered by three French Arctic/Antarctic explorers, followed by three simultaneous 45-minutes thematic workshops.
Over the evening, speakers and participants will attempt to provide an answer to the following question: "Is the Arctic a global common?"
A cocktail reception with the experts and a book signing session with the authors will take place following the workshops.
Model Arctic Council Paris 2015
Friday, December 11th • 9am - 5pm • Campus Eiffel
Above: Campus Eiffel, Paris
On Friday, December 11th, Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 will host the first Model Arctic Council ever held outside the Arctic.
47 young leaders (coming from 26 research institutions located across 14 countries, including the 8 Arctic states), will gather at the Campus Eiffel in Paris, meters away from the Eiffel Tower and the Military Academy, to simulate an Arctic Council ministerial meeting over a whole day.
MAC participants will attempt to produce a powerful final declaration addressing key Arctic issues. The "MAC Paris 2015 declaration" will be sent to all COP21 delegates and some 5.000+ Arctic stakeholders.
—— APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED ——
The AEP team would like to thank again all applicants for their interest in #MACparis15.
We hope that you will all join us to share your voice during other AEP sessions.
Arctic Think Tanks Night
Friday, December 11th • 6:30pm - 8:30pm • Campus Eiffel
Above: Campus Eiffel's auditorium - Conference by PM Tony Blair © Campus Eiffel
Organized in partnership with the Paris-based Observatoire des Think Tanks, AEP's "Arctic Think Tanks Night" will take the form of a high-level debate on the impact of climate change on Arctic security and defence. The evening will feature a 90-minutes debate titled "Arctic Wars: Climate Change & Security in the High North" as well as two keynote presentations on "France in the New Arctic" and "The Arctic in Maritime History".
Gathering 6 Arctic policy experts from renowned think tanks coming from Norway, France, Canada, Sweden and the USA, AEP's "Arctic Think Tanks Night" will discuss the latest developments in military and security affairs in the Arctic and future credible threats.
Arctic Business & Policy Colloquium
Saturday, December 12th • 8:45am - 5:30pm • École Militaire
Above: French Military Academy (École Militaire) and the Eiffel Tower (background)
On Saturday, December 12th, AEP will engage 500+ policy, industry, research and young leaders from Arctic and non-Arctic states during a full day of lively round tables, high-profile keynotes and exciting debates at the French Military Academy (École Militaire).
A cross-section of Arctic business, political, military, and civil society leaders will share their groundbreaking research, creative ideas and practical solutions for a sustainable and peaceful Arctic.
The content of AEP is developed by Kallander & Associates and the French Polar Cluster. Our goal is to produce a symposium full of lively presentations and debates that, building upon the work of COP21 negotiators, covers a wide range of Arctic industries, policy topics and formats, while also maintaining diversity of participation and speakers.
Many speakers have confirmed their participation to AEP. Please find some of them below:
• Hon. Aleqa Hammond, former Premier of Greenland; Member of the Danish Parliament
• Hon. Johnny Mike, Minister of Environment, Nunavut, Canada
• Hon. Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Minister for finance, raw materials and foreign affairs, Greenland
• Hon. Rolf Einar Fife, Ambassador of Norway to France
• Hon. Árni Þór Sigurðsson, Ambassador for the Arctic, Iceland
• Eirik Sivertsen, MP, member of the Parliament of Norway; Chair of the Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region
• Sen. Karine Claireaux, Senator of Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon; Mayor of Saint-Pierre; chair of the board of the National Seas & Littoral Council, France
• Sen. Lesil McGuire, Senator in the Alaska State Legislature; co-Chair of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission, USA
• Capt. Laurent de Jerphanion, Head of Strategy & Policy, French Navy Staff
• Olivier Guyonvarch, Assistant Director for the Law of the Sea, River Law and Polar Affairs, Legal Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France
• Reggie Joule, former mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough; former Member of the Alaska House of Representatives, USA
• Nina Jensen, CEO, WWF Norway
• Michael Kingston, Partner, DWF LLP; International Union of Marine Insurance’s Representative at IMO negotiations on the Polar Code, United Kingdom
• Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen, Barents Chair in Politics, UiT — Arctic University of Norway
• Maatalii Aneraq Okalik, President, National Youth Inuit Council, Canada
• Sabine Marie Provost, Managing Director, Océanides Association
• Catherine Gauthier, President, ENvironnement JEUnesse, Québec
• Þorvaldur Lúðvík Sigurjónsson, Managing Director, Eyjafjorður Business Development Agency, Iceland
• Anželika Krastiņa, Director & educator, InnoBarentsLab / Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Finland
• Anita Parlow, Advisor to the Harvard-MIT Arctic Fisheries Project; consultant to the Northern Sea Route Shipping Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., USA
• Franck Galland, CEO, Environmental Emergency & Security Services; Research fellow, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, France
• Gerrit Wesselink, Executive director, Youth Arctic Coalition, Canada
• Stéphane Dugast, secretary general, French Explorers Society
• Marc Lanteigne, senior research fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway
• Rémy Marion, CEO, Pôles d'Images, France
• Mika Laiho, PhD candidate, Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy, Durham University, UK
• Wim Jolles, Director, european operations, Canatec, Canada
• Mikkel Schøler, CEO, MS Consultants, political advisor to Siumut, Denmark
• Selim Allili, President, Observatoire des Think Tanks, France
• Casey Pape, Black Carbon & Methane analyst, A
• Pascaline Bourgain, chair, Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS-France)
• Olivier Faury, PhD candidate, KEDGE Business School, France
• Stéphanie & Jérémie Gicquel, lawyers; members of the French Explorers Society
• Rachel Kallander, CEO, Kallander & Associates LLC, USA
• Mikå Mered, President, French Polar Cluster
• Ingrid Lamri, Director of the Energy committee, ANAJ-IHEDN, France
They cannot attend AEP in person but have recorded exclusive video speeches for us:
• Adm. Robert J. Papp, Special Representative for the Arctic, State Department, USA
• Hon. Vladimir Vasiliev, Minister of Federal Relations & External Affairs, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia
• Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Senator of Alaska, USA
• Congressman Don Young, U.S. Representative for Alaska's at-large congressional district, USA
• Amb. Mark Brzezinski, Executive Director of the U.S. Government's Arctic Executive Steering Committee
Full AEP program
AEP 2015 en français
Colloque International, Conseil de l'Arctique des Jeunes, Rencontres,
Soirées-Débats, Exposition Photo par Catherine & Rémy Marion…
Événement officiellement labellisé "COP21" par le Ministère de l'Ecologie et du Développement Durable, Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 est le premier symposium international sur les enjeux stratégiques de l’Arctique jamais organisé en France.
Les participants aux Rencontres Arctiques Paris 2015 (AEP 2015) échangeront durant deux soirées-débat (10-11 Décembre) et une journée de colloque (12 Décembre) dans les cadres prestigieux de l’Ecole Militaire et du Campus Eiffel (Paris 15ème) sur le thème:
“Notre meilleure chance pour le climat: bien agir en Arctique!”
Initiative du Cluster Polaire Français, Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 est un espace de réflexion collective visant à trouver des solutions innovantes pour le développement des peuples arctiques et pour sensibiliser le grand public à la nécessité d’appréhender les enjeux politiques, économiques, sociaux et climatiques du Grand Nord.
Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 accueillera 45 intervenants de renom parmi lesquels ministres, diplomates, parlementaires, opérateurs, représentants autochtones, chercheurs et représentants jeunes. Le symposium sera clôturé le 12 Décembre par M. Vittus Qujaukitsoq, ministre de l'Économie, des Ressources Minérales et des Affaires Etrangères du Groenland, et M. Johnny Mike, ministre de l’Environnement du Nunavut.
Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 sera également hôte du premier Conseil de l’Arctique des Jeunes organisé hors de l’Arctique (Model Arctic Council Paris 2015), parrainé par Mme Karine Claireaux, Sénateur de Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon.
NB: De par la présence d'une majorité d'intervenants étrangers et d'un public très international, l'intégralité de l'événement se tiendra en langue anglaise.