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Interview with Morten Høglund, Norway’s Senior Arctic Official

Morten Høglund is the new Senior Arctic Official (SAO) for Norway. The former parliamentarian does not only bring his extensive Arctic experience to the Council but also ...
20 Oct 2021

The Arctic Council celebrates 25 years of Arctic cooperation

The world’s leading international forum for Arctic cooperation reflects on the unique collaboration among Arctic States and Arctic Indigenous Peoples, and looks forward t...
16 Sep 2021

Following the tracks of snowbirds: The Arctic Demography Index

For the first time, the Arctic Council will develop a comprehensive insight to demographic trends in the Arctic. The Arctic Demography Index will look into the natural ca...
01 Jul 2021

“Plastic in a Bottle” afloat again

In September 2019, the Arctic Council’s Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group launched its first “Plastic in a Bottle”, a capsule equipped with...
23 Jun 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

25 years of peace and cooperation – Highlights from the Arctic Frontiers panel

On the occasion of the Arctic Council’s anniversary, the Arctic Frontiers 2021 virtual conference hosted a high-level dialogue on the Council’s track record of 25 years o...
19 Feb 2021

EPPR helps small communities prepare for oil spill risks with launch of educational video

The video creates awareness on impacts and risks of oil spills and challenges they may create in small communities
01 Dec 2020

Interview with Norway’s new Senior Arctic Official, Hilde Svartdal Lunde

Hilde Svartdal Lunde is Norway’s new Senior Arctic Official and a seasoned Arctic expert. While she was still in her diplomatic training, she visited the Arctic for the f...
25 Aug 2020

The Snowflake International Arctic Station – A hub for energy innovation and cultural exchange

The Snowflake International Arctic Station provides a stepping-stone towards advancing carbon-free technologies in the Arctic. The new Russian year-round research station...
21 Aug 2020

Arctic Council Ministers meet, pass Chairmanship from Finland to Iceland, Arctic States conclude Arctic Council Ministerial meeting by signing a joint statement

Today the Foreign Ministers from the eight Arctic States, leaders from the six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations and the Chairs of the Council’s six Working ...
06 May 2019

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

Interview with co-chairs of Task Force on Oil Pollution Prevention

In a brief interview, Senior Arctic Officials from Norway and the Russian Federation comment on their countries’ work to prevent oil pollution in the Arctic marine enviro...
16 Oct 2014

Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs visits Secretariat

Mr. Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, visited the Arctic Council Secretariat on Friday, 4th April 2014. Magnús Jóhannesson, Director of the Arctic Coun...
09 Apr 2014

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

Video from Host Country Agreement Signing

View the video from the Host Country Agreement signing ceremony in Tromsø last week.
29 Jan 2013

Calendar

31 Jan-03 Feb 2022
Arctic Frontiers 2022 Tromsø, Norway
31 Jan-04 Feb 2022
CAFF Board Meeting 2022 Kittilä, Finland
14 Feb-18 Feb 2022
PAME-I 2022 Stockholm, Sweden
26 Mar-01 Apr 2022
Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2022 Tromso, Norway
06 Jun-10 Jun 2022
EPPR-I 2022 Torshavn, Faroe Islands
21 Aug-26 Aug 2022
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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