Canada trade office holds 1st Arctic photo exhibition
CNATAIPEI--The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei is running its first-ever photo exhibition in Taiwan to showcase the magnificent beauty of the Arctic, the office said in a recent statement.
January 14, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
The exhibition, which runs through Feb. 6 at the office in Taipei's Xinyi District, displays 36 photos featuring the diversity of landscape, people and wildlife in Canada's Arctic regions, the statement said.
To highlight the human dimension of the Arctic, the exhibition also incorporates a series of short films that portray the lives of Canada's Inuit peoples, the office noted.
Meanwhile, Canada, as an Arctic nation, has been active in circumpolar affairs, the office said.
“This year, Canada will assume the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, which is the leading international body for cooperation in the Arctic region,” it added.
The Arctic Council, established in Ottawa in 1996, comprises eight Arctic states: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, the Russian Federation, Sweden, and the United States. It aims to promote sustainable development and the protection of the environment in the Arctic region.