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  • 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.

  • A town in Greenland

    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.

  • Snowy oil derrick with flaring

    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, leading to near-term climate, health, and economic benefits in the Arctic and globally.

  • Arctic Council Expert Groups

    Expert Group in support of implementation of the framework for action on Black Carbon and Methane

    The expert group was established at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Iqaluit 24 April 2015. The objective of the expert group is to periodically assess progress of the implementation of the Arctic Council’s Framework for Action on Black Carbon and Methane, and to inform policy makers from Arctic states and for participating

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    The Experts Group on Arctic Ecosystem-Based Management met in Gothenburg

    The Arctic Council Experts Group on Arctic Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) met to work towards a common understanding on Ecosystem Based Management in the Arctic.