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Fast forward through the Chairmanship

On 13-14 March 2019, the Arctic Council will gather in Ruka, Finland for the fourth Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting during the Chairmanship of Finland (2017-2019). With ...
05 Mar 2019
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Resilience and Management of Arctic Wetlands

The Arctic Council Working Group on the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) will host an Arctic wetlands workshop in Stockholm on 7 to 8 March 2019. The project...
04 Mar 2019
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Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) holds workshop in Hainan

Over 85 participants from 20 countries and over 60 organizations flocked to the Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) East Asian-Australasian Flyway Implementation Wor...
11 Feb 2019
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Make it or break it. An Interview with Ambassador Aleksi Härkönen, SAO Chair

The Arctic Council will be hosting "Black carbon in the Arctic and snow-covered regions – a climate forcer and an air pollutant" at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, Monday 10 D...
25 Jan 2019
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Arctic Council receives IAIA 2019 Global Award

The Arctic Council is the recipient of the 2019 Global Award of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA).
09 Dec 2018
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Arctic Council at COP24: Curbing black carbon emissions for health and Arctic climate benefits

The Arctic Council will be hosting "Black carbon in the Arctic and snow-covered regions – a climate forcer and an air pollutant" at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, Monday 10 D...
19 Nov 2018
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Arctic Council meeting focuses on biodiversity in the Arctic

At the meeting just concluded in Rovaniemi, Finland, the Arctic Council focused its discussions on Arctic biodiversity and received updates from all the Council’s subsidi...
02 Nov 2018
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Senior Arctic Officials gather for third meeting during Finland’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

On 1-2 November 2018, the Arctic Council will gather in Rovaniemi, Finland for the third Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting held during the Chairmanship of Finland (2017-20...
24 Oct 2018
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Arctic Council meeting of Environment Ministers ends with talks about future cooperation

The Arctic Environment Ministers’ meeting held in Rovaniemi 11-12 October ended with discussions about cooperation in addressing climate change, protecting biodiversity a...
22 Oct 2018
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Arctic Environment Ministers' meeting: Exploring common solutions for the Arctic environment

The Finnish Chairmanship is organizing an Arctic Environment Ministers’ meeting (AEMM) in Rovaniemi, Finland, 11-12 October 2018. The meeting will gather the Ministers of...
25 Sep 2018
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Interview with Bård Ivar Svendsen, Senior Arctic Official for Norway

The Arctic Council recently welcomed Bård Ivar Svendsen as the new Senior Arctic Official for Norway. In this interview, get to know his background and what he sees as th...
21 Sep 2018
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Arctic Resilience Forum: Sharing best-practices for improving Arctic resilience

The Arctic Resilience Forum held in Rovaniemi, Finland, 10-11 September gathered around 100 Arctic experts, policymakers, and various key stakeholders. The purpose of the...
17 Sep 2018
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Event: Arctic Resilience Forum, 10-11 September 2018

The Arctic Resilience Forum in Rovaniemi on 10–11 September 2018 seeks to develop the resilience of the Arctic region to climate change.
22 Aug 2018
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Large Marine Ecosystems of the Arctic: New fact sheets

A new series of fact sheets on the Large Marine Ecosystems of the Arctic provides a new lens through which to see the Arctic's natural boundaries.
31 Jul 2018
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First-ever Arctic Council side event at UN's High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

In a panel held at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York, several speakers highlighted the unique model of the Arctic Council in supportin...
24 Jul 2018
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Arctic Council event at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The Arctic Council is proud to host a Ministerial side event focused on sustainable development and Arctic cooperation at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable...
04 Jul 2018
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Interview: Task Force on Improved Connectivity meets in Washington, DC

The Arctic Council's Task Force on Improved Connectivity in the Arctic met in Washington, DC on 16-17 May 2018, in a gathering that included many invited speakers from th...
28 May 2018
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Scientific Cooperation Agreement enters into force

The Arctic Council marks a special occasion on 23 May 2018 as the "Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation," signed in May 2017, enters into fo...
22 May 2018
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Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum Launches Public Web Portal

Today, the Arctic Council’s Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum launched a public Web Portal to assist in the effective implementation of the International Ma...
15 May 2018
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Arctic Council addresses meteorological cooperation and connectivity during week of events in Finland

At the meeting just concluded in Levi, Finland, the Arctic Council addressed the major themes of meteorological cooperation and improvement of telecommunications in the r...
23 Mar 2018
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