• Interview: Renée Sauvé, Chair of PAME

    2017-08-28 07:50:00

    Renée Sauvé chaired the Arctic Council Working Group PAME during the U.S. Chairmanship (2015-2017), and has stayed on as the group’s Chair for the Finnish Chairmanship (2017-2019). In the interview below, read some of her thoughts as she looks back to PAME’s past two years, and ahead to its bright future.

  • Interview: Jens Peter Holst-Andersen, Chair of EPPR

    2017-08-14 08:21:49

    When the Arctic Council Chairmanship passed from the United States to Finland in May of 2017, the Arctic Council also welcomed new Chairs for several of the six Working Groups. In the interview below, get to know Jens Peter Holst-Andersen of the Kingdom of Denmark, the new Chair of Working Group EPPR (Emergency Prevention, Preparedness, and Response).

  • 2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress - 9-11 October 2018

    2017-06-15 11:58:15

    Join the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity Working Group of the Arctic Council, and the Ministry of the Environment, Finland as they host the 2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress on 9-11 October 2018 in Rovaniemi, Finland.

  • Arctic Resilience Assessment

    Arctic Resilience Report launched

    2016-11-30 12:26:57

    The Arctic Resilience Report, launched last Friday, 25 November, identifies 19 tipping points that can and have occurred in Arctic marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems.

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    Wrap-up: EPPR meetings in Montreal

    2016-07-21 16:32:59

    “We covered so much ground here, and it was great to sense so much progress being made in these important areas." - EPPR Chair Amy Merten

  • Snowy oil derrick with flaring

    Black carbon and methane Expert Group meets in Helsinki 8-9 June

    2016-06-08 08:15:24

    The Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane meets for the second time in Helsinki, Finland on 8-9 June. Reduction of black carbon and methane emitted within and beyond the borders of Arctic States will have a substantial impact on the Arctic, leading to near-term climate, health, and economic benefits in the Arctic and globally.

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    ACAP workshop on CLEO Network beginning in Inari, Finland

    2016-06-02 11:38:07

    Local observers can detect subtle changes in weather, landscapes and seascapes, and plant and animal communities. The Arctic Council is working to build a circumpolar network of local environmental observers.

  • Arctic Council Advances Work on Arctic Issues

    2016-03-17 02:14:00

    At a meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, March 15-17, the Arctic Council gathered Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) from the eight Arctic States, and the six Permanent Participant organizations representing indigenous peoples of the Arctic, to address ongoing efforts on a range of topics of high importance for the Arctic.

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    Interviews with co-chairs of the Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation

    2015-10-29 13:50:53

    The Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation (TFAMC) was established at the 2015 Arctic Council ministerial meeting to assess the future needs for a mechanism for increased cooperation in Arctic marine areas.

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    Senior Arctic Officials’ Meeting Advances Arctic Council Agenda

    2015-10-23 14:15:18

    Representatives from the eight Arctic States and the Permanent Participants (six organizations representing Arctic Indigenous peoples) met in Anchorage, Alaska on October 20-22, 2015 to advance the work of the Arctic Council.

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    Senior Arctic Officials Meet in Anchorage, Alaska

    2015-10-13 19:34:34

    On 20-22 October 2015, the Arctic Council will convene in Anchorage, Alaska, for its first plenary meeting since the United States assumed the Chairmanship of the Council.  The meeting brings together the Arctic States, Permanent Participants (six organizations representing Arctic Indigenous peoples), Working Groups and Observers.

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    Interview with Ulrik Westman, ACAP Chair

    2015-10-09 07:45:34

    Read an interview with Ulrik Westman, the new Chair of ACAP (Arctic Contaminants Action Programme), an Arctic Council Working Group…

  • Workshop: Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response

    2015-09-30 11:27:06

    WASHINGTON – Representatives from the Arctic Council participated in an EPPR MOSPA exercise workshop held September 15-17, 2015 at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

  • People net-fishing in a river

    Salmon Peoples of Arctic Rivers

    2015-09-25 12:28:01

    Arctic Council Working Groups ACAP, AMAP, CAFF and PAME all met during the week of 13-18 September 2015 in Tromsø, Norway. To mark the historic occasion, we’ve been highlighting a series of projects from their portfolios. This article focuses on a project looking at wild salmon and Arctic communities.

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    Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

    2015-09-24 02:22:39

    Arctic Council Working Groups ACAP, AMAP, CAFF and PAME all met during the week of 13-18 September 2015 in Tromsø, Norway. To mark the historic occasion, we’ve been highlighting a series of projects from their portfolios. This article focuses on some of the work that Working Groups PAME and CAFF do on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

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    The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI)

    2015-09-18 15:02:03

    Arctic Council Working Groups ACAP, AMAP, CAFF and PAME all met during the week of September 14-18, 2015 in Tromsø, Norway. To mark the occasion, we’re highlighting a series of projects from their portfolios. This article focuses on CAFF's landmark Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative.

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    Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON)

    2015-09-17 16:25:00

    Arctic Council Working Groups ACAP, AMAP, CAFF and PAME are all meeting this week in Tromsø, Norway. To mark the occasion, we’re highlighting a series of projects from their portfolios. This article looks at the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks, or SAON, an initiative supported by Working Group AMAP.

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    Historic meeting of Arctic Council Working Groups

    2015-09-09 08:26:51

    In the week of 14-18 September, four of the Arctic Council's six Working Groups will be gathering simultaneously in Tromsø...

  • House in a snowy winter landscape with smoke coming from the chimney

    ACAP work to be presented at GLACIER conference

    2015-08-25 12:54:50

    The ACAP report, delivered in 2015, highlights national and regional recommendations for reducing black carbon emissions from residential wood stoves...

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    Interview with Reidar Hindrum, CAFF Working Group Chair

    2015-06-10 12:37:35

    Read an interview with Reidar Hindrum, the new chair of CAFF, the Arctic Council's biodiversity working group...