The Arctic is an environmentally sensitive area with an extreme climate characterized by low temperatures, winter-time darkness, snow, ice and permafrost. Harsh conditions and the sparse and limited amount of infrastructure in much of the Arctic increase risks and impacts and hinder response activities.

Actions for prevention, preparedness and response must be carefully pre-planned and adapted to the conditions and remoteness of the Arctic to maximize the use of available resources. Accordingly, international cooperation in this area is of vital importance.

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News

For the Arctic, from home: Arctic cooperation amidst the Coronavirus pandemic

Editorial by Einar Gunnarsson, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials
26 Mar 2020
Lavvuu in Kautokeino, Norway

Coronavirus in the Arctic: We have no one to lose

Interview with Christina Henriksen, the President of the Saami Council
25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus in the Arctic: It is imperative to keep the virus out

An interview with epidemiologist Dr. Anders Koch
24 Mar 2020
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