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Addressing Pollution in the Arctic: from knowledge to action

The Arctic Council has a long and rich history of scientific assessment work on pollution and climate change issues and was one of the first forums to recognize the impor...
16 Apr 2015
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Protecting and Strengthening Arctic Species and Ecosystems

Protecting and strengthening the Arctic’s ecosystems has been a priority for the Council during Canada’s Chairmanship…
14 Apr 2015
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Safe Shipping and Marine Environmental Protection

The Arctic Council’s vision for the Arctic marine environment is one that is healthy, productive, and resilient, and that supports human well-being...
14 Apr 2015
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The Voice of Reindeer Herding Youth

The goal of the Arctic Council EALLIN project is to maintain and develop sustainable reindeer husbandry in the Arctic.
09 Apr 2015
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Interviews with SCTF delegates

At the fifth meeting of the SCTF in Oslo, Norway, the ACS interviewed delegates from Finland, Russia and the United States…
26 Mar 2015
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Minister Aglukkaq to Host Circumpolar Mental Wellness Symposium

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council ...
23 Mar 2015
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Call for papers for 2015 international conference on Arctic shipping

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Maritime University (WMU) and the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) working group of the Arctic Coun...
23 Mar 2015
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“Living in a Changing Arctic” at Yukon College

A public event on adaptation to climate change and addressing black carbon and methane emissions in the Arctic was held during the recent SAO meeting in Whitehorse...
15 Mar 2015
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Senior Arctic Officials met in Whitehorse, 2-5 March 2015

March 5, 2015 - The Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials and Permanent Participant organizations, which represent indigenous peoples of the Arctic region, held their fo...
05 Mar 2015
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Senior Arctic Officials' meeting in Whitehorse, 2-5 March 2015

At the meeting of Senior Arctic Officials in Whitehorse, delegations will take a comprehensive look at the work of the Arctic Council in the lead up to the Iqaluit 2015 M...
28 Feb 2015
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Interview: Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

We spoke with Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, about the Polar Code, the IMO and the Arctic Council…
25 Feb 2015
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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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SAO Chair speaks at Arctic Frontiers

At the Arctic Frontiers conference, in Tromsø, Norway on January 19, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials Vincent Rigby spoke during the opening session.
26 Jan 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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TFBCM Co-Chairs discuss progress

At its final meeting, the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Action on Black Carbon and Methane worked towards finalizing its deliverables for the 2015 Ministerial meeting.
12 Jan 2015
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Arctic Residents Cozy up During the Polar Night

One of the unusual features of life in the Arctic is the seasonal variation of sunlight. In November the days become shorter and shorter until the sunlight disappears and...
15 Dec 2014
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Arctic Biodiversity Congress begins tomorrow

With more than 45 sessions covering diverse themes related to Arctic biodiversity, the Congress is expected to draw more than 400 participants to Trondheim, Norway...
01 Dec 2014
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Marine invertebrates in the Arctic

This article is part of a series highlighting issues from the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group’s landmark Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. This ...
27 Nov 2014
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Arctic shipping activity and coastal marine biodiversity

This article, which is focused on shipping activity and coastal marine biodiversity in the Arctic, is part of a series highlighting issues from the CAFF's landmark A...
19 Nov 2014
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Tromsø hosts 4th meeting of Scientific Cooperation Task Force

At the most recent meeting in Tromsø, the Task Force noted the positive and valuable work that has been done towards a possible memorandum of understanding...
12 Nov 2014
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2021

January
19 Jan-21 Jan 2021
EGBCM working meeting Online
February
01 Feb-04 Feb 2021
CAFF Biennial - Plenary Online
03 Feb-04 Feb 2021
SDWG meeting Reykjanesbær, Iceland
March
09 Mar 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Akureyri, Iceland
10 Mar-11 Mar 2021
SAO Plenary Meeting Akureyri, Iceland
April
14 Apr-15 Apr 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Reykjanesbær, Iceland
May
19 May-20 May 2021
Ministerial Meeting Iceland
September
27 Sep-01 Oct 2021
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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