Framework for a Pan-Arctic Network of MPAs

Revisiting the Framework for a Pan-Arctic Network of Marine Protected Areas (2015) for potential updates

Objective

Assess the need to update the Framework for a Pan-Arctic Network of MPAs based on international developments, including international best practices and previous Arctic Council initiatives, within the broader context of sustainable oceans management practices and climate change.

The aim is to support the efforts of Arctic States to develop their MPA networks and chart a course for future collaborative planning, management, and actions for the conservation and protection of the Arctic marine environment.