Responding to a changing Arctic
The government response to the House of Lords Select Committee report on the Arctic: Responding to a Changing Arctic, on 16 July 2015
Government Response to the House of Lords Select Committee Report HL 118 of Session 2014-15 Responding to a changing Arctic
Ref: ISBN 9781474122467, P002738571, Cm 9093 PDF, 355KB, 20 pages
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The government welcomes the report by the House of Lords Select Committee on the Arctic: Responding to a Changing Arctic.
The UK is one of the most active non-Arctic states in Arctic affairs. While the government believes the approach it has adopted towards the Arctic, as outlined in the UK’s Arctic Policy Framework: Adapting to Change, is the right one, it also agrees with the Committee that more can be done to ensure the UK continues to take a leading role in Arctic issues that affect it.
The government is grateful to the Committee for its constructive suggestions on this.
This response outlines a number of steps that the government will take and which demonstrate the government’s commitment to the Arctic and to advancing our scientific, political and economic engagement in the region.