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News: Norway

Poland’s contribution to active Observer Engagement: Piotr Rakowski on the Warsaw Format Meeting

On June 6, Poland hosted the 8th Warsaw Format Meeting, a platform designed to facilitate a direct dialogue between representatives of the Arctic Council Observer States,...
24 Jun 2024

Strategic planning with Indigenous Permanent Participant Organizations during Norwegian Chairship meeting

For the third time since the onset of the Norwegian Chairship a year ago, the Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials convened a meeting with the representatives of the six ...
29 May 2024

Arctic Congress Bodø 2024: A three-in-one conference for arthropod experts and Arctic ambassadors alike

From 29 May to 3 June, Bodø will serve as the venue for the Arctic Congress Bodø 2024, an event combining the UArctic Congress, the International Congress of Arctic Socia...
23 Apr 2024

Interview with Guri Storaas, EGBCM Chair

Guri Storaas is Deputy Director General at the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment and Chair of the Arctic Council’s Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane (E...
25 Mar 2024

The Norwegian Chairship at Arctic Frontiers 2024

The Norwegian Chairship of the Arctic Council (2023-2025) hosted a series of side events at the Arctic Frontiers conference 2024 in Tromsø, Norway. Find the recordings of...
22 Jan 2024

Interview with Ole Kristian Bjerkemo, EPPR Chair

Ole Kristian Bjerkemo may be the newest Chair of the Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response Working Group (EPPR), but EPPR is no stranger to him. Ole Kristian ha...
02 Nov 2023

Interview with Solveig Rossebø, Norway’s Senior Arctic Official

Solveig Rossebø brings a career full of Arctic and Russian experiences to her new role as Norway’s Senior Arctic Official. As Norway is chairing the Arctic Council, she i...
25 Oct 2023

Norwegian Chairship Launches Initiative to Address Wildland Fires in the Arctic

The Chairship Wildland Fires Initiative aims to increase circumpolar collaboration, knowledge sharing and partnership on wildland fires to tackle this urgent climate issu...
19 Oct 2023

Register Now: Ecosystem Based Management in a rapidly warming Arctic

The third International Conference on Ecosystem Approach to Management in Arctic Large Marine Ecosystems will take place in Tromsø, Norway, on 15-18 April 2024.
16 Oct 2023

Three months into the Norwegian Chairship: A status update with SAO Chair Morten Høglund

The Norwegian Chairship has been referred to as ‘probably the most important Chairship in the history of the Arctic Council’. Assuming the leadership of the intergovernme...
31 Aug 2023

Save the date: Third International Conference on Ecosystem Approach to Management in the Arctic Large Marine Ecosystems

The third International Conference on Ecosystem Approach to Management (EA) will take place in Tromsø, Norway, on 16-18 April 2024.
27 Jul 2023

Norwegian Chairship hosts first meeting with Working / Expert Group Chairs and Secretariats

From 13-15 June 2023, the Norwegian Chairship hosted a first meeting with the Chairs and Secretariats of the Council’s six Working Groups (WGs) and the Expert Group on Bl...
15 Jun 2023

The secretariat question – and its long-winded answer

The story of how the Arctic Council got a standing secretariat.
01 Jun 2023

Q&A with Morten Høglund, the new Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials

An update on the Arctic Council and ambitions during the Norwegian Chairship
15 May 2023

Arctic States and Indigenous Permanent Participants convened for the 13th Arctic Council meeting and issued statement

The meeting marked the conclusion of the Russian Chairmanship and beginning of the Norwegian Chairship.
11 May 2023

Interview with Morten Høglund, Norway’s Senior Arctic Official

Morten Høglund is the new Senior Arctic Official (SAO) for Norway. The former parliamentarian does not only bring his extensive Arctic experience to the Council but also ...
20 Oct 2021

Celebrating 25 years of Arctic cooperation

The world’s leading international forum for Arctic cooperation reflects on the unique collaboration among Arctic States and Arctic Indigenous Peoples, and looks forward t...
16 Sep 2021

Following the tracks of snowbirds: The Arctic Demography Index

For the first time, the Arctic Council will develop a comprehensive insight to demographic trends in the Arctic. The Arctic Demography Index will look into the natural ca...
01 Jul 2021

“Plastic in a Bottle” afloat again

In September 2019, the Arctic Council’s Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group launched its first “Plastic in a Bottle”, a capsule equipped with...
23 Jun 2021

From Risk to Rescue

A collaborative project with the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators explored the potential role of cruise vessels as first responders in oil spill events
10 May 2021
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