The Arctic Energy Summit 2015 facilitated an exchange of knowledge designed to improve relationships between the many stakeholders who live and work in the Arctic, and to lead to wise and sustainable development of Arctic energy resources in order to strengthen the environmental, economic and social conditions of Arctic communities. The Arctic Energy Summit 2015 was a natural expansion of the Arctic Council’s initial Arctic Energy Summit held in Anchorage, Alaska in October 2007. The 2015 Arctic Energy Summit is directly related to identified thematic areas of interest for both the U.S. Chairmanship and the SDWG Work Plan. Two of six SDWG priority thematic areas are engaged, namely Energy and Arctic Communities and Management of Natural Resources. The Arctic Energy Summit 2015 was held in Fairbanks on 28-30 September 2015.

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