Around 450 people from Canada and the Nordic region gathered in various workshops to share experiences and to exchange ideas on the environment, climate change, social development, conservation and green growth. The Nordic Rio+20 project was presented in the workshop concerning education and training.
The symposium was organized together with the Nordic Council of Ministers, Québec and University of Laval 25.-27.2.2015 in Québec city, Canada. See here for the more detailed program and themes.
The speakers in the symposium, especially the Icelandic president Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson, emhasized the importance of working together to be able to adapt to the changing environment. To conclude the symposium, Prime Minister of Québec Philippe Couillard, and Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers Dagfinn Høybråten signed a declaration of intent to co-operate more intesively.
Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Dagfinn Høybråten in the symposium. The Icelandic president Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson on the left and Prime Minister of Québec Philippe on the right. Picture from a press release in the Nordic Council of Ministers website
Press releases related to the symposium: