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Arctic states on track to reach the collective goal on black carbon emissions

The Arctic Council’s Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane releases its Summary of Progress and Recommendations 2021
26 May 2021

Arctic Council Foreign Ministers sign the Reykjavik Declaration, adopt the Council’s first Strategic Plan and pass the Chairmanship from Iceland to the Russian Federation

The Arctic States reaffirmed the Council’s commitment to maintain a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable Arctic region during the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting – the...
20 May 2021

12th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting convenes in Reykjavík

The meeting will further cooperation among Arctic States and Indigenous Permanent Participants, and mark the end of the Icelandic Chairmanship and beginning of the Russia...
10 May 2021

The workhorses behind the success

The work of the Arctic Council is so intricately linked to its six Working Groups that it would be impossible to write about the Council’s accomplishments without referri...
10 May 2021

Fish collagen and Senegal flounders

Iceland is leading the way in the blue bioeconomy and initiated a study to explore its potential in the Arctic. While there’s no one-size-fits-all business model, ocean i...
10 May 2021

The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative

Building flyway cooperation to support Arctic-breeding birds across the world
10 May 2021

How Arctic Indigenous Peoples are revitalizing their languages

The World’s Indigenous languages are facing challenges and many of them are at risk of extinction. The Arctic Council Permanent Participants among other Indigenous People...
10 May 2021

Snapshot of an ever-changing Arctic: The state of Arctic terrestrial biodiversity

Climate change is driving significant changes that could lead to ecological catastrophes in the Arctic
10 May 2021

Covid-19: The Arctic Experience

Covid-19 is a global pandemic, a shock with wide-ranging implications. The longer-term implications remain unclear. However, we’ve already learned that we are not all imp...
10 May 2021

On the heels of persistent pollutants

Persistent organic pollutants have been on the radar of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) for a long time.
10 May 2021

EALLU and Arctic Indigenous Peoples´ Food Systems

The Role of Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development
10 May 2021

Towards a Sustainable Arctic

The Icelandic Chairmanship (2019-2021) in review.
10 May 2021

Are we prepared for a radiation emergency in the Arctic?

A look into the Radiation Expert Group and its collaborative approach to radiation risks and incidents
10 May 2021

Changing the narrative: Addressing suicide through storytelling

Bringing an Inuit perspective on mental wellness to the Sustainable Development Working Group
10 May 2021

Tackling waste pollution in the Arctic with community empowerment

How the Saami Council engaged with communities to remove waste and reclaim land
10 May 2021

From Risk to Rescue

A collaborative project with the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators explored the potential role of cruise vessels as first responders in oil spill events
10 May 2021

Youth shaping the Arctic

Arctic Indigenous youth leadership through Permanent Participants’ Youth Network
10 May 2021

Mercury from outside the Arctic is polluting the region

AMAP Working Group lays a scientific foundation while ACAP WG implements projects to stimulate actions to reduce emissions. This is how they work together to inspire chan...
10 May 2021

As Arctic marine tourism increases, how can we ensure it’s sustainable?

A look into Arctic tourism trends and local guideline development
10 May 2021

What It Means To Be Gwich’in

"Being Gwich’in means strength and resilience, a strength that is not only physical, but spiritual and has been passed down from my ancestors before me."
10 May 2021
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