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Arctic TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity)

The Arctic TEEB project is producing a Scoping Study that explores the possibilities of capturing the Arctic’s diverse values beyond today’s market mechanisms.
14 Sep 2015

Actions for Arctic Biodiversity released

Actions for Biodiversity 2013-2021: implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA), is the implementation plan for the Arctic Biodiversity A...
14 Sep 2015

Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic (AACA)

“Climate, environmental, and socio-economic drivers will interact and amplify the complexity of decision-making in an unpredictable and rapidly changing Arctic. Cumulativ...
14 Sep 2015

Popular Documents

Below are links to several concise documents that provide good reference materials for anyone interested in the Arctic Council and its work.
11 Sep 2015

Arctic Economic Council Secretariat opens in Tromsø

On 8 September 2015, the Arctic Economic Council Secretariat was officially opened in Tromsø, Norway...
11 Sep 2015

Historic meeting of Arctic Council Working Groups

In the week of 14-18 September, four of the Arctic Council's six Working Groups will be gathering simultaneously in Tromsø...
10 Sep 2015

First Live Arctic Search and Rescue Exercise - SAREX 2012

The first live search and rescue exercise among the 8 Arctic states, “SAREX 2012”, took place 10-14 September in stormy weather and high seas in a remote area along Green...
01 Sep 2015

Negotiations in Helsinki on New Arctic Agreement on Marine Oil Pollution Response

At the 2011 Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Nuuk the ministers mandated a Task Force to prepare an international instrument on Arctic marine oil pollution preparedn...
01 Sep 2015

First Arctic Council SAR exercise in Whitehorse, Canada

The first Arctic Council Search and Rescue exercise took place October 4-6, 2011 in Whitehorse, Yukon. 80 delegates and observers from the eight Arctic Council member sta...
01 Sep 2015

Marine biodiversity

With a warming climate, marine biodiversity faces a number of challenges. In order to understand these changes in marine ecosystems, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and ...
01 Sep 2015

Search and Rescue in the Arctic

At the 2009 Ministerial Meeting in Tromsø, the Arctic Council decided to establish a Task Force with a mandate to develop an international instrument on cooperation on Se...
01 Sep 2015

Arctic Ocean Review Project (AOR)

AOR is a two-phased project lead by the working group PAME (Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment) and intends to analyze the status and trends in the Arctic marine...
01 Sep 2015

Discussion on Arctic climate change at COP 18

On December 6 in Doha, as the COP 18 climate change negotiations switched gears for the finale, the Swedish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council arranged a side event on cl...
01 Sep 2015

2012 Arctic Report Cards describe dramatic changes

The Arctic Report Cards produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are a source of reliable and brief information on the current state of the ...
01 Sep 2015

“The ice used to be hard, now it crumbles into little pieces”

Reports appear in the media about the sea ice in the Arctic on a daily basis, and in September coverage is expected to reach an all-time low. American researchers are alr...
28 Aug 2015

Record minimum of ice in the Arctic

On August 26 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) informed users on their website that a new record minimum of Arctic sea ice extent had been set. The...
28 Aug 2015

Arctic Resilience Report Workshop in Finnmark

The three-day Arctic Resilience Report (ARR) workshop 29-31 October, 2012, held in Kautokeino (Guovdageaidnu in Sámi), in Northern Norway, focused on bringing the assessm...
28 Aug 2015

Mercury in the Arctic

The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) recently published a detailed scientific assessment on mercury in the Arctic, updating previous assessments made in ...
28 Aug 2015

Technical report of the Arctic Council Task Force on Short-Lived Climate Forcers

The Task Force on Short-Lived Climate Forcers produced the "Progress Report and Recommendations for Ministers", which was a mayor deliverable during the Danish Chairmansh...
28 Aug 2015

Joint Statement to COP 16

Cancun, Mexico, 1 December 2010. The Danish Ambassador to Mexico delivered a statement to the UNFCCC secretariat in Cancun on behalf of the Arctic States*. The statement,...
28 Aug 2015
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