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Arctic Environment Ministers' meeting: Exploring common solutions for the Arctic environment

25 September 2018
The Finnish Chairmanship is organizing an Arctic Environment Ministers’ meeting (AEMM) in Rovaniemi, Finland, 11-12 October 2018. The meeting will gather the Ministers of the Environment of the eight Arctic States, six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations, Arctic Council’s six Working Groups, as well as Arctic Council Observers. The meeting will be chaired by Mr. Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing of Finland.


The main themes of the Ministerial meeting are climate change, biodiversity, and pollution prevention. The objective of the meeting is to explore common solutions to these important issues. The output of the Ministerial meeting will be a “Chair’s summary” which will be shared with the Arctic Council Foreign Ministers’ meeting in May 2019. It will also contribute to the future environmental cooperation of the Arctic Council.

Program of the Arctic Environment Minsters' meeting



Resources and references (Click any link below)

Press release

Pre-meeting press release

Chair's Summary

All publications from the Environment Ministers' Meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland 11-12 Oct 2018


Streaming from the Arctic Environment Ministers meeting:

Livestream for session 1, 11 October at 9.30-12.45 EEST: Environmental Challenges in the Arctic - From Knowledge to Action
Livestream for session 2, 11 October at 15.45-17.15 EEST: Ministerial Panel Discussion at Arctic Biodiversity Congress
Livestream for session 3, 12 October at 8.30-12.00 EEST: Exploring Common Solutions to Arctic Environmental Challenges

ACAP Fact Sheets:
The Tundra Project
Renewable Energy Investments in the Arctic
Diesel Black Carbon Emissions in Murmansk
Establishing a Circumpolar Local Environmental Observer (CLEO) Network 2018 Update

Arctic Council backgrounder
Finnish Chairmanship information
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The Arctic Council Working Groups: ACAP, AMAP, CAFF, EPPR, PAME and SDWG.