Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Manpower Sam Tan delivering the opening remarks at the launch reception at the ‘Ice in the Tropics’ photo exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore, 9 November 2017 (Photo: MFA)

High Commission of Canada and Embassy of Finland jointly organized a seminar “Ice in the Tropics” and “Artic Photography Exhibit”, which was also supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 9 November, 2017. A fascinating afternoon of expert discussions on climate change in the Arctic at the National Museum of Singapore on November 9, from 1.30pm-6:30pm. Visiting expert speakers from Canada and Finland joined local Arctic experts to discuss the impact of climate change in the Arctic on the environment, economy, geopolitical context, and local communities. The seminar also included presentations on the implications of climate change in the Arctic for Singapore. The seminar was followed by the launch of Ice in the Tropics photography exhibit at the Concourse, and then a buffet reception hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the National Museum’s Glass Atrium, with Guest of Honour Minister of State Sam Tan