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Illustrated versions of Kiruna documents available

The Kiruna Declaration, The Arctic Council’s Vision for the Arctic, and the Kiruna Senior Arctic Officials’ Report to Ministers were approved by the Arctic Ministers in K...
27 Sep 2013

The Task Force for Action on Black Carbon and Methane

When the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Action on Black Carbon and Methane (TFBCM) met in Whitehorse, Yukon on 17-19 September, the discussion focused on the health and ...
27 Sep 2013

Arctic Council seeks to understand and reduce SLCFs such as methane

A recent paper in the journal Nature on the potential costs to the global economy of methane release in the Arctic garnered many headlines and ignited significant debate ...
12 Sep 2013

Arctic Wetlands in a Time of Change

Last week in Ilulissat, Greenland, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group of the Arctic Council provided an Arctic perspective to the Nordic-Balt...
09 Sep 2013

Minister Aglukkaq Speaks on Canada’s Arctic Council Chairmanship

Canada and Norway have a long history of collaboration on Arctic issues. In June 2013, a new wing of the Fram Museum opened to house the Gjøa, the ship used by Norwegian ...
04 Sep 2013

Three PAME workshops on the Arctic marine environment

During the week of 10-14 June, 2013, the Arctic Council’s Working Group on Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) convened three workshops in Reykjavík, Icela...
22 Jul 2013

New ACAP fact sheet on obsolete pesticides in the Arctic

Obsolete pesticides pose a risk to human health and the environment locally and globally. Many pesticides are found in the Arctic as a result of long-range transport in t...
10 Jul 2013

Arctic Ocean Review demonstrates Arctic Council stewardship efforts of the Arctic marine environment

Arctic marine areas are vital components in the regulation of global climate and an important source of nutrition, income and cultural identity for Arctic peoples and com...
08 Jul 2013

Assessment of Arctic Ocean Acidification studies seawater pH

The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) working group has released the first ever comprehensive assessment of Arctic Ocean acidification. The assessment was a...
05 Jul 2013

Educational film on ocean acidification in the Arctic

The Arctic Ocean Acidification (AOA) assessment, approved at the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting 15 May 2013, is the latest report by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Prog...
01 Jul 2013

Workshop on reducing Black Carbon emissions from residential wood combustion

The Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency and the Finnish Environment Institute hosted an Arctic Contaminants Action program (ACAP) working group workshop in Oslo on 18t...
28 Jun 2013

Briefing for Swedish and Norwegian royal couples

Last week on the 19 June, His Majesty King Karl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden were on an official visit to Tromsø, Norway along with His Majesty King Harald V and...
24 Jun 2013

Reporting on the Resilience of Arctic Ecosystems

The Arctic Resilience Interim Report released on 15 May, finds that rapid – even abrupt – changes are occurring on multiple fronts across the Arctic, raising the risk of ...
19 Jun 2013

Video interview with Patrick Borbey: Some hopes and priorities for the Canadian Chairmanship

Chair of the Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials' Patrick Borbey speaks briefly about some of the hopes and priorities for the Canadian Chairmanship 2013-2015.
12 Jun 2013

SAO Chair Patrick Borbey visits Tromsø and the Arctic Council Secretariat

Chair of the Senior Arctic Official’s Patrick Borbey visited Tromsø, Norway early this week along with part of the Canadian Chairmanship team. The visit enabled the Canad...
12 Jun 2013

Award-winning CAFF film on Arctic biodiversity

The film "Status and Trends in Arctic Biodiversity" addresses current biodiversity issues in the Arctic, and ongoing pressures on its ecosystems. It highlights key issues...
09 Jun 2013

The Arctic Biodiversity Assessment explores the future of Arctic ecosystems

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, released the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) at the Kiruna Minist...
09 Jun 2013

Kiruna Ministerial Meeting Documents

During the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting 15 May Arctic Ministers signed the Kiruna Declaration, Vision for the Arctic, Senior Arctic Officials Report to Ministers, and an Ag...
16 May 2013

Photos from the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting

Photos from the Ministerial Meeting 15 May are available for non-commercial use from the Arctic Council Secretariat Flickr account, as well as the Swedish Ministry for Fo...
15 May 2013

Canadian Chairmanship Program 2013-2015

At the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting on 15 May 2013, Canada assumed the two-year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Sweden. The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, an Inuk from ...
15 May 2013
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