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Finnish Chairmanship of ACAP

The Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP) working group made the transition from Russian to Finnish Chairmanship following the SAO meeting in Stockholm at the end of ...
08 May 2012

ASTI media event at IPY inspires articles

On Monday April 23 The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group hosted a media event to present the updated version of the Arctic Species Trend Index (...
24 Apr 2012

The Arctic Council at IPY From Knowledge to Action

The final International Polar Year (IPY) conference will be held in Montréal, Canada April 22-27. Over 2,500 participants are expected. Attendees include Arctic and Antar...
20 Apr 2012

The Experts Group on Arctic Ecosystem-Based Management met in Gothenburg

The Arctic Council Experts Group on Arctic Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) met to work towards a common understanding on Ecosystem Based Management in the Arctic.
19 Apr 2012

Senior Arctic Officials met in Stockholm

Last week, the Arctic Council held the second SAO meeting under the Swedish Chairmanship among whales and dinosaur skeletons at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. Nea...
04 Apr 2012

PAME Working Group meeting in Stockholm

The Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) working group of the Arctic Council is meeting in Stockholm, Sweden for their first meeting of 2012. The meeting is...
27 Mar 2012

Phase II of the Arctic Ocean Review

Project (AOR) is a multi-phased project led by the working group PAME (Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment) to review the status and trends of the Arctic marine e...
15 Mar 2012

The Arctic - A beacon of hope

On February 23 SAO Chair Gustaf Lind attended the World Oceans Summit in Singapore to speak on the panel titled The Arctic - beacon of hope? Russian SAO Anton Vasiliev al...
01 Mar 2012

SDWG Meeting in Gällivare

The Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) meeting took place in Gällivare in Northern Sweden February 14-15. A total of 34 representatives from the Member states, ...
24 Feb 2012

SCPAR meeting in Stockholm on February 14 2012

On 14 February 2012 the Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (SCPAR) met at the Riksdag Building in Stockholm to discuss Arctic cooperation. Minist...
20 Feb 2012

Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group to meet in Gällivare

On 14–15 February, the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group will meet in Gällivare.
14 Feb 2012

The CBMP receives GEO BON endorsement

The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP), the cornerstone program of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group, received official end...
07 Feb 2012

SAO meeting at Swedish Museum of Natural History

The Swedish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council is is arranging the first Senior Arctic Officials (SAO) meeting of the year at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Sto...
29 Jan 2012

Arctic Frontiers a useful resource for the working groups

The sixth annual Arctic Frontiers conference was held January 22-27 in Tromsø, Norway. This year's theme was Energies of the High North and the title of the conference wa...
29 Jan 2012

Arctic environment requires responsible corporate practices

As the Arctic becomes an interesting place for business actors to conduct operations, the strains on this sensitive region are increasing.
26 Jan 2012

Arctic Council drafts communication strategy

The first draft of the Arctic Council communication strategy will soon be sent to a contact group for evaluation.The draft of the communication strategy is based on groun...
18 Jan 2012

Arctic – A Messenger for Global Change

The Swedish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, along with the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) and Greenland, will present a side event on current envir...
30 Nov 2011

Arctic States Statement for UNFCCC COP 17 held in Durban, 28 November-9 December 2011

CANADA, DENMARK, FINLAND, ICELAND, NORWAY, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SWEDEN, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STATEMENT TO UNFCCC COP XVII
28 Nov 2011

New Arctic Contaminants Project

Industrial development of the Arctic has been accompanied by waste accumulation, especially in the vicinity of indigenous villages. This represents a growing threat to sa...
23 Nov 2011

CAFF Works with the CBD on Arctic biodiversity

In a guest article for the Biodiversity Policy and Practice website, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group Executive Secretary Tom Barry outlines th...
21 Nov 2011
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