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Iceland’s Ministry of Culture has launched the government’s first comprehensive policy for the film industry. Titled “Film Policy Until 2030 – An art form at a Crossroads,” the initiative is part of a policy to diversify the Icelandic economy with an emphasis on creative industries. Iceland is one of few countries where film production has continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the measures presented today, Iceland is expected to achieve a 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 – The binding Effort Sharing reduction target to meet the commitments of the Paris Agreement requires 29% reduction.
Icelandic companies that have suffered substantial revenue losses due to the COVID-19 crisis will be given the opportunity to apply for government support to pay a portion of salary costs during the employee notice period, protecting workers’ rights and preventing a wave of corporate insolvencies.
Worth up to 420m USD, the latest phase of the economic response focuses on support and protections for small enterprises, innovation and vulnerable groups.
The Government has announced a ban on gatherings of 100 people or more, starting Monday 16 March. Universities and upper secondary schools will close for four weeks and special conditions will apply to elementary schools and preschools.
Bifröst University and the Scientific Committee for the Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy Research, invite researchers to submit proposals for paper presentations for the Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy Research 2019 (NCCPR), held at Bifröst University in Iceland.