Обширная база знаний, созданная рабочими группами Арктического совета и другими вспомогательными органами является основой политических рекомендаций для принятия обоснованных решений.

На основе собранных знаний, в том числе научных результатов, а также традиционных знаний - своих докладов и оценок, рабочие группы часто разрабатывают научные резюме. Они, в свою очередь, служат отправной точкой для набора политических рекомендаций, которые изложены в кратком отчете для политиков или в полном докладе.

Консенсусный совет

В то время как оценки и доклады рабочих групп следуют за процессом рецензируемых научных публикаций, политические рекомендации рассматриваются и согласовываются на основе консенсуса национальными представителями арктических государств при всесторонних консультациях и участии постоянных участников.

выход за пределы Арктики

Политические рекомендации в первую очередь направлены на восемь арктических государств и шесть организаций постоянных участников. Однако, многие проблемы в Арктике, от биоразнообразия до загрязнения и изменения климата требуют более далеко идущих действий и таким образом зависят от участия неарктических государств, региональных и местных органов власти, промышленности и всех, кто живет, работает и путешествует в Арктике. Таким образом, рекомендации совета могут также послужить руководством для действий со стороны государств, органов власти и организаций, не входящих в арктический совет.

Глобальное воздействие

Помимо национальных имплементационных мер в Арктических государствах, рекомендации Арктического совета вносили вклад и влияли на международные конвенции и рамочные документы.

Consensus advice

While the Working Groups’ assessments and reports follow the process of peer-reviewed scientific publications, the policy recommendations are reviewed and agreed to in consensus by the national representatives of the Arctic states with full consultation and involvement of the Permanent Participants.

Reaching beyond the Arctic

The policy recommendations are primarily aimed at the eight Arctic States and six Permanent Participant organizations. However, many issues across the Arctic from biodiversity, to pollution and climate change, require more far reaching actions and thus depend upon the involvement of non-Arctic states, regional and local authorities, industry and all who live, work and travel in the Arctic. The Council’s recommendations may, therefore, also provide a guide for action for states, authorities, and organizations beyond the Arctic Council.

Global impact

Besides national implementation actions across the Arctic States, recommendations by the Arctic Council have contributed to and influenced international frameworks and conventions.

  • The 2002 assessment on persistent organic pollutants by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) for example contributed to the negotiations that eventually led to the Stockholm Convention.
  • The Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment, which was published in 2009 by the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group (PAME) in turn played a key role in moving towards mandatory rules and regulations for ships operating in polar waters. The result is the Polar Code by the International Maritime Organization.
  • The process to develop the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment led to recognition of Arctic biodiversity by the Convention on Biological Diversity as a new and emerging issue; and an invitation to the Arctic Council to provide relevant information and assessments of Arctic biodiversity resulted in a decision on cooperation with the Arctic Council.

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Actions for Arctic Biodiversity 2013-2021
Implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment.
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Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) of the Central Arctic Ocean
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Региональный план действий по морскому мусору
The Regional Action Plan will address both sea and land-based activities, focusing on Arctic-specific marine litter sources and pathways that will play an important role in demonstrating Arctic States...
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Risk Assessment methods and metadata
A common approach to marine risk assessment in the Arctic region.
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Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Arctic Mining
This report identifies key challenges and possible solutions for incorporating biodiversity considerations into mining operations in the Arctic.
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Arctic Marine Tourism: Development in the Arctic and enabling real change
The Arctic Marine Tourism Project (AMTP) analyzes and promotes sustainable tourism across the circumpolar Arctic.
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Community-based black carbon and public health assessment
Assessing and mitigating the risks of black carbon to public health.
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Arctic Black Carbon Case Studies Platform
Across the Arctic, countries and communities are taking action to reduce black carbon emissions. The Black carbon case studies platform highlights mitigation projects and policies relevant to the Arct...
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Circumpolar Oil Spill Response Viability Analysis Phase II (COSRVA II)
The COSRVA is intended to provide more science-based decision-making in Arctic oil spill response contingency planning. An additional benefit of the study is the identification of components or method...
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Арктический судоходный информационный форум по наилучшим практикам
The Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum facilitates an exchange of information and best practices on shipping topics like hydrography, search and rescue logistics, industry guidelines and ...
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Good Practices for impact assessments and engagement
The Good Practices for Environmental Impact Assessment and Meaningful Engagement in the Arctic (Arctic EIA) provides Arctic-specific recommendations for large-scale projects in the vulnerable and chan...
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Arctic Resilience Action Framework (ARAF)
The ARAF is a framework to advance a coordinated, regional approach to building resilience and adapting to rapid change.
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