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Video interview with Patrick Borbey: Some hopes and priorities for the Canadian Chairmanship

Chair of the Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials' Patrick Borbey speaks briefly about some of the hopes and priorities for the Canadian Chairmanship 2013-2015.
12 Jun 2013

SAO Chair Patrick Borbey visits Tromsø and the Arctic Council Secretariat

Chair of the Senior Arctic Official’s Patrick Borbey visited Tromsø, Norway early this week along with part of the Canadian Chairmanship team. The visit enabled the Canad...
12 Jun 2013

Award-winning CAFF film on Arctic biodiversity

The film "Status and Trends in Arctic Biodiversity" addresses current biodiversity issues in the Arctic, and ongoing pressures on its ecosystems. It highlights key issues...
09 Jun 2013

The Arctic Biodiversity Assessment explores the future of Arctic ecosystems

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, released the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) at the Kiruna Minist...
09 Jun 2013

Kiruna Ministerial Meeting Documents

During the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting 15 May Arctic Ministers signed the Kiruna Declaration, Vision for the Arctic, Senior Arctic Officials Report to Ministers, and an Ag...
16 May 2013

Photos from the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting

Photos from the Ministerial Meeting 15 May are available for non-commercial use from the Arctic Council Secretariat Flickr account, as well as the Swedish Ministry for Fo...
15 May 2013

Canadian Chairmanship Program 2013-2015

At the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting on 15 May 2013, Canada assumed the two-year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Sweden. The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, an Inuk from ...
15 May 2013

Press Release 15 May: Arctic Council presents vision for future cooperation in the Arctic

Ministers from the eight Arctic states and representatives of the Arctic Indigenous Peoples met today in Kiruna at the conclusion of Sweden’s two-year Chairmanship of the...
15 May 2013

Press Release: Welcome to the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting

On 15 May 2013 the Arctic Council will hold its biennial Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna in the north of Sweden. Media are invited to a web cast press briefing with the Cha...
02 May 2013

Conference on Sustainable Business in the Arctic

On Thursday April 19 the Swedish Chairmanship hosted a Conference on Sustainable Business in the Arctic in Stockholm. Over 50 participants representing government, indust...
29 Apr 2013

Press Accreditation for Kiruna Ministerial Meeting Closed

14-15 May the Arctic Council will hold its biennial Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna in northern Sweden. Press accreditation for the meeting is now closed. It will also be p...
22 Apr 2013

Provisional programme released for AMAP international science conference on Arctic Ocean Acidification, Bergen, 6-8 May

The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) working group will organize a science conference on Arctic Ocean Acidification 6-8 May in Bergen, Norway.
08 Apr 2013

Canadian Chair of Senior Arctic Officials Announced

On March 11, 2013, Leona Aglukkaq, Canadian Minister for the Arctic Council, and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, announced that Patrick Borbey will become C...
04 Apr 2013

The lively town of Kiruna will host Ministerial Meeting in May

The Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting will be held 15 May in the small town in Swedish Lapland. The venue is special not only for its beautiful nature, but also for its ...
11 Mar 2013

Arctic Council working groups complete documents for Ministerial

Last week three of the Arctic Council working groups held their last meetings before the Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna in May.
20 Feb 2013

Video from Host Country Agreement Signing

View the video from the Host Country Agreement signing ceremony in Tromsø last week.
29 Jan 2013

Arctic Council Secretariat in Tromsø opened by Arctic Ministers

Arctic Council Ministers played a prominent role at this year's policy section of the Arctic Frontiers conference held in Tromsø, Norway. Hot topics included climate chan...
23 Jan 2013

Santa, our Arctic colleague

As December 24 draws near children all over the world wait impatiently for Santa Claus to arrive with their gifts. In the Arctic countries Santa Claus goes by many differ...
24 Dec 2012

Introduction to the Director of the Arctic Council Secretariat

During the opening of the Senior Arctic Officials' meeting in Haparanda 14 November Magnus Johannesson was presented as the first Director of the new standing Secretariat...
23 Nov 2012

Outcomes of the Haparanda SAO Meeting

The first director for the new standing Arctic Council Secretariat in Tromsø, Norway was selected and a statement on the situation with the Permanent Participant organiza...
16 Nov 2012
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