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We’re All Aboard!

Editorial by Stefán Skjaldarson, Ambassador and Moderator at the Arctic Council’s COP25 side-event.
14 Dec 2019

Stepping up youth engagement in the Arctic Council

Arctic youth is not just the future but also the present. A slogan that Indigenous youth leaders coined when they got together for the first Arctic Leaders’ Youth Summit ...
04 Dec 2019

Arctic Council actors join forces in Hveragerði

At the meeting just concluded in Hveragerði, Iceland, delegates of the Senior Arctic Officials’ plenary meeting discussed enhanced cooperation on issues related to people...
22 Nov 2019

Together towards a sustainable Arctic in Hveragerði

First Senior Arctic Officials’ plenary meeting during Iceland’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council places emphasis on people and communities
14 Nov 2019

Arctic Crossroads

Editorial by Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials
05 Nov 2019

Gender Equality in the Arctic

Gender Equality in the Arctic (GEA) is a project of the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG).
04 Nov 2019

First joint meeting between the Arctic Council and the Arctic Economic Council

The Arctic Council and the Arctic Economic Council hold their first joint meeting in Reykjavik today, 9 October 2019, bringing together government representatives of the ...
09 Oct 2019

Increased warming pushing Arctic freshwater ecosystems to the brink

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group has released the first circumpolar assessment of freshwater biodiversity across the Arctic.
29 Sep 2019

Building knowledge and confidence in the Arctic

Editorial by Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials
29 Sep 2019

A closer look at sea ice: An interview with AMAP expert Sebastian Gerland

Sebastian Gerland is a geophysicist at the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø. As a specialist for sea ice and climate, he has contributed to several projects and report...
23 Sep 2019

PAME releases first ‘plastic in a bottle’

The Arctic Council’s Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group launched the first bottle equipped with a GPS transmitter into the Atlantic on 12 Se...
13 Sep 2019

A source for Arctic optimism: The Blue Bioeconomy

Editorial by Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials
23 Aug 2019

Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative: a global partnership for Arctic-breeding migratory birds

At the most recent Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting (Rovaniemi, 6-7 May 2019), the Ministers of the Arctic States approved the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna’s ...
23 Aug 2019

Put into reality: EPPR looks into the VIKING SKY incident

At its first Working Group meeting during the Icelandic Chairmanship, the Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) Working Group held a workshop on the VIKI...
22 Aug 2019

Wildfires don’t respect territorial boundary lines

The Arctic is experiencing its worst wildfire season on record, affecting the environment and communities in the circumpolar North and beyond.
07 Aug 2019

Interview with Magnús Jóhannesson, the Special Coordinator on Plastics

Magnús Jóhannesson is the Council’s designated special coordinator on plastics, marine litter. In this interview, the former Director of the Arctic Council Secretariat sp...
31 Jul 2019

New Observer: The International Maritime Organization

IMO attaches a particular interest in the Council’s work on search and rescue, pollution response and maritime safety, as well as in the protection of the marine environm...
23 Jul 2019

Interview with CAFF Chair Mark Marissink

"CAFF’s work is about biodiversity in the Arctic, which is quite unique and inspirational. It’s also about livelihoods for the people who live there. As Arctic countries ...
19 Jul 2019

Interview with SDWG Chair Stefán Skjaldarson

"Climate change is affecting the environment very seriously and it will affect the livelihoods of people who are already marginalized by the geographic location and tough...
17 Jul 2019

Interview with ACAP Chair Inger Johanne Wiese

"ACAP’s work is focused on pollution and short-lived climate drivers. Pollution is a threat to the Arctic ecosystem and people living there."
27 Jun 2019
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07 Oct-08 Oct 2021
PAME Plenary II 2021 Online
14 Oct-16 Oct 2021
Arctic Circle Assembly 2021 Reykjavik, Iceland
26 Oct-28 Oct 2021
SDWG Plenary and Executive II 2021 Online
27 Oct-28 Oct 2021
EGBCM Plenary 2021 Online
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16 Nov-18 Nov 2021
Arctic Shipping Best Practices Forum Online
24 Nov-26 Nov 2021
EPPR-II 2021 Kaliningrad Kaliningrad, Russian Federation
30 Nov-02 Dec 2021
SAO Executive and Plenary 2021 Salekhard, Russian Federation

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February
14 Feb-18 Feb 2022
PAME Plenary I-2022 Stockholm, Sweden
March
22 Mar-24 Mar 2022
SAO Executive and Plenary I 2022 Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation
August
21 Aug-26 Aug 2022
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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