The Arctic States call for powerful measures to reduce emissions: “The fight against climate change is an imperative common challenge for the international community and requires immediate global measures. To highlight the effects of global warming in the Arctic, Sweden, which holds the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, will today host a seminar in the margins of the climate conference.”

This statement was made today by Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt, chair of the Arctic Council, in connection with the UN Climate Change Conference which is currently under way in Durban, South Africa. The statement is supported by all eight member states of the Arctic Council.

Read the full statement here.

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