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Arctic Council advances environmental protection and sustainable development in Portland, Maine

Senior officials from the Arctic Council’s eight member States and six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) concluded their latest meeting in Portland, Ma...
06 Oct 2016

Arctic Council officials to address climate change, scientific cooperation, and more in Portland, Maine

The Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) will meet in Portland, Maine on 5-6 October 2016 to discuss t...
28 Sep 2016

Results of external review of SAON (Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks)

SAON (Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks) was recently reviewed by an external committee, which looked at SAON's accomplishments and made recommendations for future dir...
26 Sep 2016

Interview with Hanne Eskjær, Senior Arctic Official for the Kingdom of Denmark

In this interview, we speak with Hanne Eskjær, the Senior Arctic Official for the Kingdom of Denmark, about her background and about her thoughts on her upcoming work wit...
21 Sep 2016

Arctic Council 20th Anniversary Statement

The Arctic Council: A Forum for Peace and Cooperation
16 Sep 2016

Wrap-up: EPPR meetings in Montreal

“We covered so much ground here, and it was great to sense so much progress being made in these important areas." - EPPR Chair Amy Merten
21 Jul 2016

Task Force on Scientific Cooperation meets in Ottawa

After three years of work, the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Enhancing Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic (SCTF) reached ad referendum agreement on a new “Agreement o...
12 Jul 2016

Pacific Arctic Marine Fishes: an atlas and guide

The Arctic Council’s biodiversity Working Group, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), has released Pacific Arctic Marine Fishes, an atlas and guide to 101 s...
08 Jul 2016

Sustainable Development Working Group addresses health issues in the Arctic

In May, multiple meetings addressing human health issues in the Arctic took place in Tromsø. These included a workshop on reducing the incidence of suicide in indigenous ...
15 Jun 2016

Black carbon and methane Expert Group meets in Helsinki 8-9 June

Reduction of black carbon and methane emitted within and beyond the borders of Arctic States will have a substantial impact on the Arctic, leading to near-term climate, h...
08 Jun 2016

Ratification completed for agreement on oil pollution preparedness and response

Although workshops and exercises have been conducted under the “Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic” since 2014, the ...
06 Jun 2016

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

Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation (TFAMC) meets in Reykjavik

“The changes in Arctic waters have occurred faster than was anticipated 20 years ago, so it is important that we try to understand whether we are doing the right things w...
31 May 2016

CLEO Workshop set to take place in Inari, June 2-3

On June 2-3, 2016 in Inari, Finland delegates will gather to discuss the first steps in expanding the LEO network to the Circumpolar region - CLEO. CLEO is a project unde...
30 May 2016

SDWG Discusses Projects, Priorities and Cooperation in Barrow

The SDWG gathered in Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost city in the United States at 71⁰ north latitude, to discuss its ongoing and future projects, as well as to exchange ...
05 Apr 2016

Arctic Council Advances Work on Arctic Issues

Senior Arctic Officials and Permanent Participants met in Fairbanks, Alaska to address ongoing efforts on a range of issues of high importance for the Arctic.
17 Mar 2016

Interview with Roberta Burns, SDWG Chair

When the United States assumed the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2013, all six of the Arctic Council Working Groups (ACAP, AMAP, CAFF, EPPR, PAME and SDWG) also w...
04 Mar 2016

Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials Gather in Fairbanks, Alaska

The Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and indigenous Permanent Participant organizations will meet in Fairbanks, Alaska on 16-17 March 2016 to discuss the C...
01 Mar 2016

Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation continues discussions at meeting in Stockholm

The Arctic Council’s Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation (TFAMC) met for a second time on 4-5 February 2016 in Stockholm.
24 Feb 2016

CAFF Working Group meets in Kirkenes

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity Working Group of the Arctic Council, met for their bi-annual meeting in Kirkenes, Norway from February 2-4...
19 Feb 2016