The European Commission is in favor of stopping oil in the Arctic

In its new policy for sustainable development in the Arctic, the EU advocates that oil, gas and coal remain underground.

To achieve this, the Commission will work with its partners for a multilateral commitment not to allow further recovery of hydrocarbon reserves in the Arctic or adjacent regions, and not to purchase such products if they are still produced, sier European Commission.

European Commission will open a new office in Greenland and invest EU funds to promote sustainable development in an area where climate change is felt more than elsewhere.

– The Arctic is warming up three times as fast as the rest of the planet. Melting of ice and thawing of the permafrost in the Arctic are helping to accelerate climate change and have enormous consequences, says EU Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevicius.

The main goals of the EU’s Arctic policy will be to contribute to dialogue and international cooperation, take an active role in tackling the effects of climate change and support sustainable development in the region.

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