On 14–15 February, the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group will meet in Gällivare. The meeting is being organised under the Swedish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, which lasts until 2013. Around 30 representatives of the eight member states, indigenous peoples and observer states will take part.

 

Two weeks ago the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) met in Stockholm on Sweden's initiative to discuss the responsibility of enterprises operating in the Arctic for the climate and people in the region.

In Gällivare, Sweden will inform other participants about continued work on that issue. Other discussions during the meeting on 14–15 February will start out from topics such as food safety, the Arctic from an economic perspective and how to increase awareness of the human dimension in all Arctic issues.  

The participants will also visit the LKAB mine in Malmberget for a dialogue on the company's work on sustainability.

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