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Out of the Limelight

The view of the Arctic Council's founding, from the media
10 May 2021
Lloyd Pikok / Arctic Council Secretariat

Life in one of the fastest-warming places on Earth

A dive into the societal impacts of Arctic warming
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
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
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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
Evgenii Mitroshin / iStock

The Russian Chairmanship Begins

May 2021 marks the second time Russia will assume the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
10 May 2021
Alpine Catchfly (Viscaria alpina), found in the northern mountains of the Nordic region. Carolyn Mallory / 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
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
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

EPPR and Arctic Coast Guard Forum Hold Joint Exercise to Improve Arctic Maritime Emergency Response

The online Arctic Guardian 2021 exercise will enhance circumpolar collaboration in the event of a marine search and rescue or oil spill incident in the Arctic
09 Apr 2021

OECD Report Launch: The Economic Benefits of Air Quality Improvements in Arctic Council Countries

The online launch event of the OECD report “The Economic Benefits of Air Quality Improvements in Arctic Council Countries” will take place on 28 April 13:00 – 14:00 CEST....
09 Apr 2021

A sneak peek on the Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter – An interview with co-lead author Elizabeth McLanahan

The Icelandic Chairmanship put a focus on marine litter in the Arctic. One of the most anticipated outcomes is the Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter in the Arctic, wh...
30 Mar 2021

Iceland’s final Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting marks a successful Chairmanship and hits record participation

As the Icelandic Chairmanship comes to a close, preparations for the Ministerial meeting show the progress the Arctic Council has made towards Iceland’s Chairmanship prio...
18 Mar 2021

Women of the Arctic Council: Interview with Devlin Fernandes, Executive Director of Gwich’in Council International

In honor of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we spoke with some of the women who work with the Arctic Council to learn more about them, what it means to be a woman i...
10 Mar 2021
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May
20 May 2021
Ministerial Meeting Reykjavik/Online
June
17 Jun 2021
SDWG Executive Meeting Moscow, Russian Federation
29 Jun-30 Jun 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Moscow, Russian Federation
September
27 Sep-01 Oct 2021
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
November
23 Nov-25 Nov 2021
SAO Plenary Salekhard, Russian Federation
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