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.
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.
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 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.
National Budget 2016
'The Arctic is Norway's most important foreign policy priority. The Government will continue to give high priority to Norway's efforts in the Arctic in 2016,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.
'We have to commit to effective action to control climate change. The place where we can make decisive strides to that effect is Paris, at the UN Climate Conference in December', said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Børge Brende in his statement at the conference in Paris.
Foreign Minister Børge Brende's speech at the Glacier Conference, Session 1 in Anchorage on 31 August.
Section for the High North, Polar Affairs and Marine Resources
Phone: +47 23 95 15 64
Address: Postboks 8114 Dep., 0032 Oslo
Visitor address: 7. juni plassen 1/ Victoria Terrasse 7,