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Time witness reports: A red telephone for the environment

Hans Jakob Helms represented the Greenland Home Rule Government and was an advisor for the Danish delegation during the negotiations of the Arctic Environmental Protectio...
10 Jun 2021
Susan Christianen / Arctic Council

Time witness reports: With team support to AMAP’s success

Lars-Erik Liljelund, the second Chair of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), shares his memories and insights from his involvement in both AMAP and the...
10 Jun 2021
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Internship at the Arctic Council Secretariat in Tromsø, Norway

The ACS is looking for an intern interested in learning the aspects of working in an international environment.
08 Jun 2021

Arctic Economic Council Holds Meeting at SPIEF

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) hosted a meeting of the Arctic Economic Council. This was the first event since Russia took over the Chairmanship ...
05 Jun 2021

The Programme of Russia’s Chairmanship in the Arctic Council Presented to SPIEF Participants

The objectives and the programme of the Russian Chairmanship in the Arctic Council in 2021–2023 were presented at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
05 Jun 2021

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 Arctic in Pictures: Photo Contest Winners

In connection with the launch of Pathways, the Arctic Council hosted a photo contest, inviting people across the Arctic and beyond to share what the Arctic looks like thr...
10 May 2021
Credit: Hugi Ólafsson

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
Geothermal Power Station, Iceland Credit: iStock / DieterMeyrl

Green energy shift in the Arctic

Act short-term, gain long-term
10 May 2021

A seat at the table – How Arctic Indigenous peoples negotiated their Permanent Participant status

The status of “Permanent Participants” is unique in international cooperation. The Arctic Council was the first (and so far only) intergovernmental forum to accredit Indi...
10 May 2021

Reflections on the Past and Future of the Arctic Council

Happy Birthday to the Arctic Council! On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Council’s founding under the Ottawa Declaration, the international community has the opportun...
10 May 2021
Credit: Kari Mäenpää

Ten years of sustained Arctic observing

The Arctic is undergoing rapid change. In order to understand the effects on ecological and socio-economic systems, as well as to implement mitigation and adaptation meas...
10 May 2021
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The Russian Chairmanship Begins

May 2021 marks the second time Russia will assume the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
10 May 2021
Yannick Schutz / Arctic Council

Gender equality for a sustainable and prosperous Arctic

Assessing gender issues in the Arctic is a challenging and important step towards gender equality.
10 May 2021
Participants in CAFF’s youth summit, 2018 Environment Ministers’ meeting  Credit: Ministry of the Environment Finland/Kaisa Sirén

Building the future: An ode to youth and resilience

At the Arctic Frontiers 2021 conference, Joel Clement held the keynote for the “Building the future” panel. His inspirational speech was an ode to empowering youth and bu...
10 May 2021
Credit: Nina Ågren

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
Photo: Nikolay Yakushev

The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative

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

Revitalizing Arctic Indigenous 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
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Calendar

June
22 Jun-23 Jun 2021
EPPR Plenary Online
29 Jun-30 Jun 2021
SAO Executive Online / Moscow
September
27 Sep-01 Oct 2021
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
October
07 Oct-08 Oct 2021
PAME Plenary Online
November
16 Nov-18 Nov 2021
Arctic Shipping Best Practices Forum Online
23 Nov-25 Nov 2021
SAO Plenary Salekhard, Russian Federation
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