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The Arctic - A beacon of hope

On February 23 SAO Chair Gustaf Lind attended the World Oceans Summit in Singapore to speak on the panel titled The Arctic - beacon of hope? Russian SAO Anton Vasiliev al...
01 Mar 2012

SDWG Meeting in Gällivare

The Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) meeting took place in Gällivare in Northern Sweden February 14-15. A total of 34 representatives from the Member states, ...
24 Feb 2012

SCPAR meeting in Stockholm on February 14 2012

On 14 February 2012 the Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (SCPAR) met at the Riksdag Building in Stockholm to discuss Arctic cooperation. Minist...
20 Feb 2012

Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group to meet in Gällivare

On 14–15 February, the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group will meet in Gällivare.
14 Feb 2012

The CBMP receives GEO BON endorsement

The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP), the cornerstone program of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group, received official end...
07 Feb 2012

SAO meeting at Swedish Museum of Natural History

The Swedish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council is is arranging the first Senior Arctic Officials (SAO) meeting of the year at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Sto...
29 Jan 2012

Arctic Frontiers a useful resource for the working groups

The sixth annual Arctic Frontiers conference was held January 22-27 in Tromsø, Norway. This year's theme was Energies of the High North and the title of the conference wa...
29 Jan 2012

Arctic environment requires responsible corporate practices

As the Arctic becomes an interesting place for business actors to conduct operations, the strains on this sensitive region are increasing.
26 Jan 2012

Arctic Council drafts communication strategy

The first draft of the Arctic Council communication strategy will soon be sent to a contact group for evaluation.The draft of the communication strategy is based on groun...
18 Jan 2012

Arctic – A Messenger for Global Change

The Swedish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, along with the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) and Greenland, will present a side event on current envir...
30 Nov 2011

Arctic States Statement for UNFCCC COP 17 held in Durban, 28 November-9 December 2011

28 Nov 2011

New Arctic Contaminants Project

Industrial development of the Arctic has been accompanied by waste accumulation, especially in the vicinity of indigenous villages. This represents a growing threat to sa...
23 Nov 2011

CAFF Works with the CBD on Arctic biodiversity

In a guest article for the Biodiversity Policy and Practice website, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group Executive Secretary Tom Barry outlines th...
21 Nov 2011

Successful Meeting in Luleå

The first SAO meeting organized under the Swedish Chairmanship was a success. Approximately 160 people attended the meeting which took place at the Luleå Technical Univer...
10 Nov 2011

CAFF Event on Arctic Biodiversity

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, invites you to attend a special side event discussing THE VIEW FR...
03 Nov 2011

Arctic Trends and the ABA

The Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) was endorsed by the Arctic Council in 2006. The aims of the ABA are to provide a much needed description of the current state of ...
25 Oct 2011

Russia allocates EUR 10M towards Pollution Prevention Initiatives

On Tuesday 4 October 2011, the Russian Government signed an agreement allocating up to EUR 10 million to the implementation of Arctic Council priority projects. The fu...
06 Oct 2011

Arctic Data

A wealth of data is collected and assessed by the Arctic Council. The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) and the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (P...
21 Sep 2011

CAFF Assessments

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna's assessments provide vital descriptions of the current state of Arctic biodiversity. These efforts create scientific baselines...
21 Sep 2011