Sustainable Development Working Group addresses health issues in the Arctic

In May, multiple meetings addressing human health issues in the Arctic took place in Tromsø. These included a workshop on reducing the incidence of suicide in indigenous groups, and a meeting of the Arctic Human Health Expert Group, or AHHEG.

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Black carbon and methane Expert Group meets in Helsinki 8-9 June

The Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane meets for the second time in Helsinki, Finland on 8-9 June. Reduction of black carbon and methane emitted within and beyond the borders of Arctic States will have a substantial impact on the Arctic,...

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Ratification completed for agreement on oil pollution preparedness and response

Although workshops and exercises have been conducted under the “Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic” since 2014, the formal ratification process was completed in late March 2016.

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Arctic Council Tweets

Arctic Council The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) work plan, 2015-2019 (PDF, 1.8MB) https://t.co/rDcDaYKrXK https://t.co/CFQ7gmquPM
About 6 hours ago
Arctic Council Quick fact: The six PPs of the Arctic Council are AAC, AIA, GCI, ICC, RAIPON and the Saami Council. https://t.co/kV2ZkzPjhs
June 30, 2016
Arctic Council Remarks by @JohnKerry from 2015 Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting https://t.co/KEQQhcIBxc https://t.co/GO6QLGfL0A
June 30, 2016

SAO Chair Tweets

David Balton RT @ArcticCouncil: Quick fact: The six PPs of the Arctic Council are AAC, AIA, GCI, ICC, RAIPON and the Saami Council. https://t.co/kV2Zkz…
About 23 hours ago
David Balton RT @ArcticCouncil: Reducing black carbon emissions from residential wood combustion in the Arctic (PDF, 2.7MB) https://t.co/KVHznGcJck htt…
June 29, 2016
David Balton RT @ArcticCouncil: Quick fact: The Arctic Council was established in 1996 with the signing of the Ottawa Declaration. https://t.co/Iw6dv86…
June 27, 2016

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