Arctic means much more than just geographical location far in the north. It means knowledge and creativity, a high standard of living, functioning infrastructure, values of life resting upon pure nature, and ability to solve various kinds of problems.
Finland to chair the Arctic Council
Finland will hold the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2017–19. The two- year term will start in May 2017. Finland will take over the Chairmanship from the U.S.
Arctic cooperation takes place on various levels. A key body in Arctic cooperation in Finland is the Arctic Advisory Board appointed by the Prime Minister’s Office, which brings together the main Finnish actors in the Arctic affairs.