• 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.

  • Arctic Council prepares for Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks

    Senior officials from the Arctic Council’s eight Member States and six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) met in Juneau in preparation for the upcoming Fairbanks Ministerial meeting, which will take place in May 2017.

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    Arctic Council officials to meet in Juneau to prepare for upcoming Ministerial meeting

    The Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and representatives of the indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) will meet in Juneau, Alaska on 8-9 March 2017.  The Arctic Council’s SAOs and PPs will discuss and review the Council’s ongoing work, including programs and projects from the six Working Groups and other subsidiary bodies.

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    COP22 event: The Melting Arctic - a glimpse into the future of global climate change

    The event "The Melting Arctic: A glimpse into the future of global climate change" will be held in the U.S. center in the blue zone at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco on Friday, 11 November at 10:30 local time. Listen in as speakers from the science and policy communities discuss the most recent understanding of climate change impacts in the Arctic.

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    Interview with Alison LeClaire, Senior Arctic Official for Canada

    The Arctic Council has recently welcomed three new Senior Arctic Officials: Hanne Eskjær (Kingdom of Denmark), Anniken Krutnes (Norway), and Alison LeClaire (Canada). In this interview, we speak with Alison LeClaire about her background and about her thoughts on her upcoming work with the Council.

  • Arctic Council advances environmental protection and sustainable development in Portland, Maine

    Senior officials from the Arctic Council’s eight member States and six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) concluded their latest meeting in Portland, Maine on 6 October 2016.

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    Arctic Council officials to address climate change, scientific cooperation, and more in Portland, Maine

    The Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) will meet in Portland, Maine on 5-6 October 2016 to discuss the Council’s ongoing work and future plans to address environmental issues and promote sustainable development in the Arctic.

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    Results of external review of SAON (Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks)

    SAON (Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks) was recently reviewed by an external committee, which looked at SAON's accomplishments and made recommendations for future directions.

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    Interview with Hanne Eskjær, Senior Arctic Official for the Kingdom of Denmark

    The Arctic Council has recently welcomed three new Senior Arctic Officials: Hanne Eskjær (Kingdom of Denmark), Anniken Krutnes (Norway), and Alison LeClaire (Canada). In this interview, we speak with Hanne Eskjær about her background and about her thoughts on her upcoming work with the Council.

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    20 years of the Arctic Council: Making a positive future impact

    On the occasion of the Arctic Council's 20th anniversary, we asked Ambassador David Balton, the current Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, for some of his thoughts on the Council's past, present, and future. This is the last of three segments.

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    20 years of the Arctic Council: What are the "big questions" ahead?

    On the occasion of the Arctic Council's 20th anniversary, we asked Ambassador David Balton, the current Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, for some of his thoughts on the Council's past, present, and future. This is the second of three segments.

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    20 years of the Arctic Council: How has the Council changed?

    On the occasion of the Arctic Council's 20th anniversary, we asked Ambassador David Balton, the current Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, for some of his thoughts on the Council's past, present, and future. This is the first of three segments.