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  • Arctic Council at COP23: Climate change in the Arctic and its global impacts

    2017-10-20 10:39:47

    The Arctic Council will host "The global implications of a rapidly-changing Arctic" at COP23 in Bonn. Monday, 6 November, 13:15-14:45 in the Bonn Zone.

  • Senior Arctic Officials gather for first meeting during Finland’s Arctic Council Chairmanship

    2017-10-18 05:49:11

    On 25-26 October 2017, the Arctic Council will gather in Oulu, Finland for the first Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting held during the Chairmanship of Finland (2017-2019).

  • Interview: Mikael Hildén, Chair of Expert Group on black carbon and methane

    2017-10-05 07:34:00

    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 its Working Groups, Task Forces, and Expert Groups. In the interview below, get to know Mikael Hildén of Finland, the Chair of the Expert Group in support of implementation of the framework for action on black carbon and methane, or EGBCM.

  • New Observer: Switzerland

    2017-10-03 07:36:00

    At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May of 2017, Switzerland was one of seven new Observers admitted by Ministers. Get to know Switzerland and its Arctic connections in the interview below.

  • New Observer: West Nordic Council

    2017-09-11 07:36:00

    At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May of 2017, the West Nordic Council was one of seven new Observers admitted by Ministers. Get to know the West Nordic Council and its Arctic connections in the interview below.

  • Anna Degteva to be new Executive Secretary of the Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat

    2017-09-04 11:09:51

    Anna Degteva, who belongs to the Veps indigenous people of Russia, has been hired as the new Executive Secretary of the Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat.

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  • 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).

  • Interview: Ulrik Westman, Chair of ACAP

    2017-08-08 08:22:25

    Ulrik Westman chaired the Arctic Council Working Group ACAP 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 his thoughts as he looks back to ACAP’s past two years, and ahead to its bright future.

  • New Observer: Oceana

    2017-07-31 07:38:00

    At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May of 2017, Oceana was one of seven new Observers admitted by Ministers. Get to know Oceana and its Arctic connections in the interview below.

  • New Observer: ICES

    2017-07-27 07:37:00

    At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May of 2017, ICES - the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea - was one of seven new Observers admitted by Ministers. Get to know ICES and its Arctic connections in the interview below.

  • New Observer: National Geographic Society

    2017-07-24 07:37:00

    At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May of 2017, the National Geographic Society was one of seven new Observers admitted by Ministers. Get to know the Society and its Arctic connections below.

  • New Observer: OSPAR

    2017-07-20 07:36:00

    At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May of 2017, OSPAR was one of seven new Observers admitted by Ministers. Get to know OSPAR and its Arctic connections in the interview below.

  • New Observer: World Meteorological Organization

    2017-07-17 07:36:00

    At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May of 2017, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) was one of seven new Observers admitted by Ministers. Get to know the WMO and its Arctic connections in the interview below.

  • Interview: Cynthia Jacobson, Chair of CAFF

    2017-07-13 07:35:00

    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 Cindi Jacobson of the United States, the new Chair of Working Group CAFF (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna).

  • Interview: Marianne Kroglund, Chair of AMAP

    2017-07-10 07:34:00

    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 Marianne Kroglund of Norway, the new Chair of Working Group AMAP (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme).

  • Portrait of Aleksi Härkönen

    Interview: Ambassador Aleksi Härkönen, SAO Chair

    2017-06-27 08:27:38

    When the Arctic Council Chairmanship passed from the United States to Finland in May of 2017, Ambassador Aleksi Härkönen assumed the role of Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials (SAO Chair), charged with overseeing the Arctic Council's work during the Finnish Chairmanship. Read the interview below to learn more about his background and thoughts on the upcoming years of the Council's work.

  • Job Announcement: Executive Secretary of AMAP

    2017-06-22 13:34:08

    The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) Working Group is looking for an Executive Secretary to lead the AMAP Secretariat. The AMAP Working Group is one of six permanent working groups of the Arctic Council. The AMAP secretariat is located in Tromsø, Norway, and the deadline for applications is 25 August 2017.

  • Interview: Pekka Shemeikka, Chair of SDWG

    2017-06-20 08:43:39

    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 Pekka Shemeikka of Finland, the new Chair of the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG).

  • 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.