Canada to claim North Pole in Arctic claim at UN
Johannesburg – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has ordered the inclusion of the North Pole in the country’s Arctic claim, following a UN submission draft report proposal to exclude it from the boundaries.
Canada will meet the December 6 deadline for filing an application to the United Nations to extend its northern sea boundary and also include the geographic North Pole, News24 reports.
Meanwhile, many nations, including Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia and the United States, claim overlapping parts of the region are believed to be rich in hydrocarbons.
According to the US Geological Survey, the Arctic seabed holds about 90 billion barrels of oil and 30 percent of the world’s undiscovered gas resources.