The High North

The world is turning its attention towards the North where Norway has key interests to pursue. By investing in knowledge, business development and international cooperation we are strengthening Norway’s position as a responsible actor and partner in the North.

Illustrasjon fra rapporten Nordkloden - nordområdene 2014

Norway’s Arctic Policy for 2014 and beyond - summary

The world is turning its attention towards the Arctic now more than at any time in the past. The Arctic is a region of significant and increasing geopolitical importance.

Illustrasjon i rapporten Nordkloden

High North efforts to be intensified in 2015

The High North is Norway’s most important foreign policy area. The Government intends to pursue an ambitious High North policy, giving priority to knowledge-based business development, innovation and entrepreneurial activity.

The Arctic: From opportunities to jobs

The Government has proposed a total allocation of nearly NOK 3 billion for High North activities in 2015, an increase of well over NOK 0.5 billion from 2014.


Norway supports project to reduce environmental risk in Arctic waters

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is providing NOK 14.3 million for a project to reduce environmental risk in connection with oil and gas activities in northern sea areas.

Balancing Industry and Environment – Norwegian High North Policy

Foreign Minister Børge Brende's speech at the Arctic Frontiers 2016 conference in Tromsø 25 January.

The potential of the Ocean Economy in Arctic business development

Opening speech by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at Arctic Frontiers Business 2016 in Tromsø, 26 January 2016.

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