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  • Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention (TFOPP)

    TFOPP Documents

    The main tasks of the Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention (TFOPP) was to identify how best the Arctic Council can contribute to marine oil pollution prevention in the Arctic, to recommend a concrete plan of action, and, as appropriate, to develop cooperative arrangements to implement the Action Plan. TFOPP had its first meeting in January 2014 and delivered its recommendations to the Iqaluit Ministerial Meeting in 2015. Norway and Russia co-chaired the Task Force.

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    Responsible Economic and Resource Development in the Arctic

    It is recognized that the economic potential of the Arctic is enormous, and its sustainable development is key to the region's resilience and prosperity...

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    Interview with co-chairs of Task Force on Oil Pollution Prevention

    In a brief interview, Senior Arctic Officials from Norway and the Russian Federation comment on their countries’ work to prevent oil pollution in the Arctic marine environment.

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    Ottawa hosts third session of Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention

    When the Arctic Council’s Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention (TFOPP) met recently in Ottawa, it took important steps towards developing the Action Plan for oil pollution prevention mandated by Ministers in Kiruna. The Task Force is focused particularly on potential safety measures to prevent oil pollution from maritime and petroleum activities.

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    Task Force on Oil Pollution Prevention interviews: Part 2

    At a recent meeting of the Arctic Council’s Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention, several of the representatives from the Arctic states and from Permanent Participants offered some thoughts on why oil pollution prevention in the Arctic is important, and why the Arctic Council Task Force is a good way to tackle the challenge.

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    Interviews from the Task Force on Oil Pollution Prevention: Part 1

    At a recent meeting of the Arctic Council’s Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention, several of the representatives from the Arctic states and from Permanent Participants offered some thoughts on why oil pollution prevention in the Arctic is important, and why the Arctic Council Task Force is a good way to tackle the challenge.

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    Arctic Council works to prevent Arctic marine oil pollution

    The Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention (TFOPP) was established at the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting in May, 2013 to explore how the Arctic Council can help to advance oil pollution prevention in the Arctic. Although much work has been done in identifying best practices, there is important and challenging work to be done in identifying how, in practical terms, Arctic States can work towards this goal.

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    Negotiations in Helsinki on New Arctic Agreement on Marine Oil Pollution Response

    At the 2011 Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Nuuk the ministers mandated a Task Force to prepare an international instrument on Arctic marine oil pollution preparedness and response. This Task Force held its forth meeting in Helsinki 18-20 June 2012.