The EU must harness the potential of the Arctic to drive the green transition

The Arctic can provide Europe with knowledge, products, resources and energy which are crucial for achieving the EU’s climate goals. At its plenary session on 29 June, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted an opinion drafted by Mirja Vehkaperä (FI/Renew Europe), Chair of Oulu City Board, underlining that EU funding must support the Arctic’s potential as a driver of green growth and the digital transition in the EU, while striking a balance with protecting the Arctic nature and fighting climate change.

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