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20 years of the Arctic Council

During its first 20 years, the Arctic Council focused much of its work on issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.
01 Feb 2016

Scientific Cooperation Task Force (SCTF) meets in Reykjavik

The Task Force emphasized the importance of scientific cooperation with the non-Arctic States.
20 Jan 2016

Arctic Council's Black Carbon and Methane Work Highlighted at COP21

At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21), in Paris, France, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland generously hosted and prepared a side event focused on the Arcti...
18 Dec 2015

EPPR (Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response) meets in Reykjavik

Working Group EPPR met to discuss the group’s work on issues critical in the Arctic such as search-and-rescue (SAR) and preparedness and response to marine oil spills.
16 Dec 2015

Interview: Telecommunications Task Force Co-Chairs

Meet the co-chairs of the Arctic Council's Task Force on Telecommunications Infrastructure in the Arctic.
11 Nov 2015

Interviews with co-chairs of the Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation

The Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation (TFAMC) was established at the 2015 Arctic Council ministerial meeting to assess the future needs for a mechanism for increase...
29 Oct 2015

Senior Arctic Officials’ Meeting Advances Arctic Council Agenda

Representatives from the eight Arctic States and the Permanent Participants (six organizations representing Arctic Indigenous peoples) met in Anchorage, Alaska on October...
23 Oct 2015

Biodiversity Indicators: Land Cover Change Index

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)’s Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) is developing a suite of indicators to provide a better understandi...
14 Oct 2015

SDWG meets in Alaska to discuss ongoing and upcoming projects

The Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) met recently in Chena Hot Springs, Alaska.
13 Oct 2015

Senior Arctic Officials Meet in Anchorage, Alaska

The first plenary SAO meeting during the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council is coming up in Anchorage, Alaska.
12 Oct 2015

Interview with Ulrik Westman, ACAP Chair

A brief interview with Ulrik Westman, recently-appointed Chair of Working Group ACAP.
09 Oct 2015

Workshop: Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response

Representatives from the Arctic Council participated in an EPPR MOSPA exercise workshop held September 15-17, 2015 at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. T...
30 Sep 2015

Biodiversity Indicators: Migratory Bird Index

In partnership with UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, the Zoological Society of London and WWF, CAFF’s CBMP is developing a report on the status and trends of 12...
28 Sep 2015

Introducing the Arctic Biodiversity Data Service

The goal of the Arctic Biodiversity Data Service is to facilitate access, integration, analysis and display of biodiversity information for scientists, practitioners, man...
24 Sep 2015

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

PAME and CAFF have joined forces and are working on a project on Arctic Marine Protected and Important Areas that consists of three phases, each building upon the other, ...
24 Sep 2015

Scientific Cooperation Task Force (SCTF) meets in Copenhagen

At the sixth meeting of the Arctic Council's Scientific Cooperation Task Force in Copenhagen, the focus was on drafting the text of the agreement, the goal of which is to...
23 Sep 2015

Implementation of the Arctic Marine Strategic Plan

The Arctic Council’s Arctic Marine Strategic Plan 2015-2025 (AMSP) provides a framework to guide the Council’s actions to protect Arctic marine and coastal ecosystems and...
21 Sep 2015

The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI)

The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI): protecting Arctic lifestyles and peoples through migratory bird conservation, is a Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (C...
14 Sep 2015

SAON - Coordinating Arctic observing and data-sharing

The purpose of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) is to support and strengthen the development of multinational engagement for sustained and coordinated pan-...
14 Sep 2015

Following up on the Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment

Six years after its original publication, the AMSA Report continues to resonate as both a comprehensive and an authoritative analysis on the subject of Arctic shipping.
14 Sep 2015