Greenland's Green Transition: How the Politics of Comparison Inform Arctic Futures

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies


In 2021, the Government of Greenland made an active shift in the political discourse regarding Greenland’s development and is now pursuing a green transition. Greenland sees itself as a “state in formation”, and looks to other nation-states for inspiration. The question is: to whom, to what, does Greenland compare itself in the process of finding a fitting model for future green development? This discussion will further explore two additional topics: first, Greenland’s ambition to be an exporter of hydropower and mining rare earth minerals, which would support the technology for the green transition; and secondly, the political conversation about joining the Paris agreement.
Period27 Jul 2022
Held atDartmouth College, United States
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Green Transition
  • Climate Change
  • International Politics
  • REE
  • Extractive industries
  • Arctic
  • Greenland
  • Geopolitics
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • STEM education
  • Identity
  • Inuit
  • Paris Agreement
  • Energy