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Arctic Council Ministers meet, pass Chairmanship from Finland to Iceland, Arctic States conclude Arctic Council Ministerial meeting by signing a joint statement

Today the Foreign Ministers from the eight Arctic States, leaders from the six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations and the Chairs of the Council’s six Working ...
06 May 2019
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Common solutions explored

A preview on the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting and its deliverables
26 Apr 2019
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The final stretch

Ambassador Aleksi Härkönen, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials speaks about the preparations for the Ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi, which will conclude the Finnish C...
23 Apr 2019
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Education – Equal access for equal chances

During the Finnish Chairmanship (2017-2019), the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) initiated two projects with an educational emphasis.
25 Mar 2019
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A Stamp of Approval

At the meeting just concluded in Ruka, Finland, the Senior Arctic Officials reviewed and approved many deliverables for the Ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi in May 2019 i...
14 Mar 2019
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Senior Arctic Officials gather for third meeting during Finland’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

On 1-2 November 2018, the Arctic Council will gather in Rovaniemi, Finland for the third Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting held during the Chairmanship of Finland (2017-20...
24 Oct 2018
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Arctic Resilience Forum: Sharing best-practices for improving Arctic resilience

The Arctic Resilience Forum held in Rovaniemi, Finland, 10-11 September gathered around 100 Arctic experts, policymakers, and various key stakeholders. The purpose of the...
17 Sep 2018
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Interview: Task Force on Improved Connectivity meets in Washington, DC

The Arctic Council's Task Force on Improved Connectivity in the Arctic met in Washington, DC on 16-17 May 2018, in a gathering that included many invited speakers fr...
28 May 2018
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Arctic Council addresses meteorological cooperation and connectivity during week of events in Finland

At the meeting just concluded in Levi, Finland, the Arctic Council addressed the major themes of meteorological cooperation and improvement of telecommunications in the r...
23 Mar 2018
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EPPR table-top exercise on oil spill response in the Arctic

A table-top exercise of the 2013 Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic will be run in Oulu, Finland, on 7 March 2018. T...
05 Mar 2018
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Interview with René Söderman, Senior Arctic Official for Finland

With the advent of the Finnish Chairmanship in May of 2017, René Söderman assumed the role of Senior Arctic Official for Finland, while Aleksi Härkönen took on the role o...
10 Jan 2018
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Arctic Council meets in Finland, addresses pollution prevention and education

At the meeting just concluded in Oulu, Finland, the Arctic Council addressed overarching issues for the region like pollution prevention, education, and strategic focus. ...
26 Oct 2017
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Senior Arctic Officials gather for first meeting during Finland’s Arctic Council Chairmanship

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 (2015-2017).
18 Oct 2017
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Interview: Renée Sauvé, Chair of PAME

"Finland is providing leadership on initiatives that clearly link to the stewardship of the Arctic marine environment, such as their efforts related to environmental...
28 Aug 2017
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Interview: Ambassador Aleksi Härkönen, SAO Chair

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 Of...
27 Jun 2017
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Arctic Council Ministers meet, sign binding agreement on science cooperation, pass Chairmanship from U.S. to Finland

At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, Ministers of the eight Arctic States and leaders from the six indigenous Permanent Participant organi...
11 May 2017
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ACAP workshop on CLEO Network beginning in Inari, Finland

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 net...
01 Jun 2016
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Interview: Hannu Halinen, departing SAO for Finland

Hannu Halinen, long-time Senior Arctic Official for Finland, spoke to the ACS shortly before passing his duties to his successor...
16 Feb 2015
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Interview: Aleksi Härkönen, SAO for Finland

Aleksi Härkönen, the recently-appointed Senior Arctic Official for Finland, spoke briefly to the ACS about his background and his thoughts on the work ahead of him.
22 Jan 2015
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Finnish Chairmanship of ACAP

The Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP) working group made the transition from Russian to Finnish Chairmanship following the SAO meeting in Stockholm at the end of ...
08 May 2012
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April
21 Apr-23 Apr 2020
AMAP Climate Experts Group Meeting Helsinki, Finland
21 Apr 2020
[CANCELLED] Arctic Oceans Ministerial Reykjavik, Iceland
28 Apr-30 Apr 2020
AMAP Heads of Delegation Meeting Nuuk, Greenland
May
18 May-22 May 2020
EPPR Working Group meeting Torshavn, Faroe Islands
26 May-28 May 2020
CBMP Freshwater and Terrestrial workshops Oslo, Norway
26 May 2020
ACAP Heads of Delegation meeting Teleconference
June
02 Jun-05 Jun 2020
A Changing Arctic Tromsø, Norway
23 Jun-23 Mar 2020
SDWG Executive Meeting (TBC) TBC
24 Jun-25 Jun 2020
AMAP Contaminants and Human Health Workshop Sandbjerg, Denmark
24 Jun-25 Jun 2020
SAO Executive Meeting (TBC) Akureyri, Iceland
September
21 Sep-25 Sep 2020
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
22 Sep-23 Sep 2020
ACAP Working Group meeting Oslo, Norway
22 Sep-24 Sep 2020
PAME II - 2020 Anchorage, Alaska, USA
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