• Call for content: Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018

    The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity Working Group of the Arctic Council, is seeking individuals and organizations to provide abstracts, organize sessions and submit posters that will encourage a dialogue on Arctic biodiversity...

  • Arctic Council meets in Finland, addresses pollution prevention and education

    At the meeting just concluded in Oulu, Finland, the Arctic Council addressed overarching issues for the region like pollution prevention and education. 

  • Arctic Council at COP23: Climate change in the Arctic and its global impacts

    The Arctic Council hosted "The global implications of a rapidly-changing Arctic" at COP23 in Bonn. Monday, 6 November, 13:15-14:45 in the Bonn Zone.

  • Senior Arctic Officials gather for first meeting during Finland’s Arctic Council Chairmanship

    On 25-26 October 2017, the Arctic Council will gather in Oulu, Finland for the first Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting held during the Chairmanship of Finland (2017-2019).

  • Interview: Mikael Hildén, Chair of Expert Group on black carbon and methane

    When the Arctic Council Chairmanship passed from the United States to Finland in May of 2017, the Arctic Council also welcomed new Chairs for several of its Working Groups, Task Forces, and Expert Groups. In the interview below, get to know Mikael Hildén of Finland, the Chair of the Expert Group in support of implementation of the framework for action on black carbon and methane, or EGBCM.

  • New Observer: Switzerland

    At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May of 2017, Switzerland was one of seven new Observers admitted by Ministers. Get to know Switzerland and its Arctic connections in the interview below.

  • New Observer: West Nordic Council

    At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May of 2017, the West Nordic Council was one of seven new Observers admitted by Ministers. Get to know the West Nordic Council and its Arctic connections in the interview below.

  • New Observer: Oceana

    At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May of 2017, Oceana was one of seven new Observers admitted by Ministers. Get to know Oceana and its Arctic connections in the interview below.

  • New Observer: ICES

    At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May of 2017, ICES - the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea - was one of seven new Observers admitted by Ministers. Get to know ICES and its Arctic connections in the interview below.

  • New Observer: National Geographic Society

    At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May of 2017, the National Geographic Society was one of seven new Observers admitted by Ministers. Get to know the Society and its Arctic connections below.

  • New Observer: OSPAR

    At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May of 2017, OSPAR was one of seven new Observers admitted by Ministers. Get to know OSPAR and its Arctic connections in the interview below.

  • New Observer: World Meteorological Organization

    At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May of 2017, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) was one of seven new Observers admitted by Ministers. Get to know the WMO and its Arctic connections in the interview below.

  • Interview: Cynthia Jacobson, Chair of CAFF

    When the Arctic Council Chairmanship passed from the United States to Finland in May of 2017, the Arctic Council also welcomed new Chairs for several of the six Working Groups. In the interview below, get to know Cindi Jacobson of the United States, the new Chair of Working Group CAFF (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna).

  • Interview: Marianne Kroglund, Chair of AMAP

    When the Arctic Council Chairmanship passed from the United States to Finland in May of 2017, the Arctic Council also welcomed new Chairs for several of the six Working Groups. In the interview below, get to know Marianne Kroglund of Norway, the new Chair of Working Group AMAP (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme).

  • Job Announcement: Executive Secretary of AMAP

    The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) Working Group is looking for an Executive Secretary to lead the AMAP Secretariat. The AMAP Working Group is one of six permanent working groups of the Arctic Council. The AMAP secretariat is located in Tromsø, Norway, and the deadline for applications is 25 August 2017.

  • Interview: Pekka Shemeikka, Chair of SDWG

    When the Arctic Council Chairmanship passed from the United States to Finland in May of 2017, the Arctic Council also welcomed new Chairs for several of the six Working Groups. In the interview below, get to know Pekka Shemeikka of Finland, the new Chair of the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG).

  • 2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress - 9-11 October 2018

    Join the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity Working Group of the Arctic Council, and the Ministry of the Environment, Finland as they host the 2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress on 9-11 October 2018 in Rovaniemi, Finland.

  • Arctic Council Ministers meet, sign binding agreement on science cooperation, pass Chairmanship from U.S. to Finland

    At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, Ministers of the eight Arctic States and leaders from the six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations of the Arctic Council met to mark the passing of the Chairmanship from the U.S. to Finland. Ministers also signed the third binding agreement negotiated under the auspices of the Council.

  • 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting: a preview

    On 11 May 2017, the Foreign Ministers of the eight Arctic States will convene, together with delegations from the Council's indigenous Permanent Participant organizations, for the tenth biennial Arctic Council Ministerial meeting.

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    The 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting

    On May 11, the United States will host the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska. Minister-level representatives from the eight Arctic States will convene to review and approve work completed under the two-year U.S. Chairmanship to improve sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.