On 4th of March 2015, one of my Arctic iceberg photographs was used by Greenpeace and independent meeting organiser QED (qed.eu) for EU Arctic Dialogue “Conserving the Arctic – A stronger role for Europe?” near Waterloo, outside Brussels, Belgium. The event was officially endorsed by the Finnish Foreign Ministry, and hosted by Mr Jean-Marie Delwart, one of the signatories of the International Declaration on the Future of the Arctic, in his Château d’Argenteuil, near Brussels. High-level guests (including European decision-makers, Ministers, business and civil society leaders and top-level signatories of the International Declaration on the Future of the Arctic) attended during an afternoon of speeches and conversations, followed by a cocktail and a dinner.
Speakers included Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, Princess Marie-Esméralda of Belgium, EU Commissioner Karmuna Vella, Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, Icelandic Foreign Minister Gunner Bragi Sveinsson and Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace.
One of my iceberg photos featured on the event website, on the printed materials, and in the digital backdrop for the day. An exhibition of my Arctic photographs was also on display throughout the Château d’Argenteuil.
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