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Arctic Council works to prevent Arctic marine oil pollution

The Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Prevention (TFOPP) was established at the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting in May, 2013 to explore how the Arctic Council can help...
04 Mar 2014

Arctic Biodiversity Assessment now available

At the May 2013 Ministerial meeting in Kiruna, Sweden, the Arctic Council released the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) – a wide-ranging and detailed scientific repor...
27 Feb 2014

Arctic Economic Council

Fostering Circumpolar Business Partnerships
28 Jan 2014

Addressing Black Carbon & Methane in the Arctic

In the Arctic Council’s Kiruna Declaration, signed in May 2013, Ministers from the eight Arctic Council states recognized that “reduction of short-lived climate forcers [...
13 Jan 2014

Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic to break new ground

The rapidly-changing Arctic presents a challenge to those working on adaptation actions at the local, regional or global level. The inherent uncertainty of long-range cli...
09 Jan 2014

Scientific Cooperation: Making a good thing even better

The Arctic Council’s Scientific Cooperation Task Force, established by the Kiruna Declaration of May, 2013, had its first meeting in Stockholm, Sweden on 10-11 December. ...
08 Jan 2014

Circumpolar Business Forum Task Force meets in Helsinki

At the May 2013 Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna, Sweden, Ministers from the eight Arctic Council states established a “Task Force to facilitate the creation ...
06 Jan 2014

Students from the University of Tromsø act out model Arctic Council meetings

November 6th students from the University of Tromsø held a role-play session where they acted out a EPPR Working Group meeting and a Senior Arctic Officials meeting. The ...
18 Dec 2013

Long-term Warming and Environmental Change Persists in the Arctic

Though not as extreme as last year, the Arctic continues to show evidence of a shift to a new warmer, greener state in 2013, according to the Arctic Report Card, an annua...
18 Dec 2013

Arctic States Statement for UNFCCC COP 19, November 20, 2013

CANADA, KINGDOM OF DENMARK, FINLAND, ICELAND, NORWAY, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SWEDEN, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STATEMENT TO THE UNFCCC COP XIX
20 Nov 2013

EPPR: Understanding Risk to the Arctic Environment

The Arctic is changing rapidly. As it does, it may offer more access to new visitors and new residents arriving from the South.
19 Nov 2013

Obsolete Pesticides in Northern Russia: New Report from ACAP

The Russian Federation has an estimated 40,000 tonnes of obsolete pesticides, and the Arctic Council Working Group ACAP has been engaged since 2001 on a project to improv...
31 Oct 2013

Senior Arctic Officials Met in Whitehorse

The Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials held their first meeting under Canada’s Arctic Council chairmanship in Whitehorse, Yukon, on October 21 to 23, 2013.
28 Oct 2013

Sea ice loss means changes for Arctic species and communities

The Arctic Council Working Group, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) has released the “Life Linked to Ice: a guide to sea-ice-associated biodiversity in th...
23 Oct 2013

Photos from the Whitehorse SAO Meeting

High resolution photos from the Whitehorse Senior Arctic Officials' and Permanent Participants' meeting held 21-23 October can be found in the Arctic Council Flickr galle...
22 Oct 2013

Media Advisory: Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials Meeting to Take Place in Whitehorse

Patrick Borbey, chair of Senior Arctic Officials, will hold a media availability on October 23 on the results of the plenary meeting of the Senior Arctic Officials. Media...
20 Oct 2013

IPCC report aligns with Arctic Council scientific work and action

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report - Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis - on September 27th, 2013. Many scientis...
17 Oct 2013

Arctic Council States welcome Minamata Convention on Mercury

The Minamata Convention, a global agreement “to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds,” will...
11 Oct 2013

Arctic States Statement to the Diplomatic Conference on the Minamata Convention on Mercury, October 2013

CANADA, KINGDOM OF DENMARK, FINLAND, ICELAND, NORWAY, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SWEDEN, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Statement to the Diplomatic Conference on the Minamata Conventi...
09 Oct 2013

Whitehorse, the Wilderness City

The city of Whitehorse is located on the banks of the Yukon River in south-western Yukon, an hour and half from Kluane National Park, home of Mount Logan, Canada’s highes...
30 Sep 2013
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