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Sustainable solutions in a virtual setting

Green energy, youth engagement and a sneak-peak into the plans for the upcoming Russian Chairmanship were some of the points on the agenda of the first ever virtual Senio...
19 Nov 2020

Climate and marine environment on the agenda for the Icelandic Chairmanship’s second Senior Arctic Officials meeting

The virtual meeting will focus on climate and green energy solutions; marine environment issues; and human health; and initiate preparations for the Arctic Council Minist...
15 Nov 2020

A step towards stronger and better coordination on marine topics

When the Arctic Council’s new marine cooperation initiative, the Senior Arctic Officials’ (SAO) based Marine Mechanism (SMM), was launched in September 2020, the Chair of...
04 Nov 2020

The road towards enhanced marine coordination in the Arctic Council

The work that led to the Arctic Council’s new Marine Mechanism - an interview with Jóhann Sigurjónsson, Co-Chair of the Council’s Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation
03 Nov 2020

Cooperation and consensus

The moderators of the Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials based Marine Mechanism, a new format to enhance marine cooperation, summarize key point and outcomes of the...
03 Nov 2020

At the doorway to the Arctic: An Aleut perspective on a sustainable Arctic Ocean

As the northern waterways open up to container vessel traffic, the Aleut people find themselves at the doorstep to Arctic shipping. Once the Northern Sea Route is travers...
03 Nov 2020

How to reduce emissions of black carbon and methane in the Arctic

Significant reductions in emissions of black carbon and methane and economic gains can be achieved if Best Available Technology (BAT) and Best Environmental Practices (BE...
30 Oct 2020

Life in the Arctic Ocean

Join Dr Libby Logerwell on an expedition into the waters of the Arctic Ocean. Dr Logerwell is a marine biologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N...
29 Oct 2020

Exploring the Arctic Ocean: The agreement that protects an unknown ecosystem

A thick layer of multiyear sea ice once completely covered the central Arctic Ocean. But as the ice continues to retreat, waters that were previously only accessible to h...
28 Oct 2020

Arctic wetlands and biodiversity management: the fundamental role Indigenous peoples play

In the last three centuries, wetlands have reduced by 85% globally, three times faster than forests. Internationally, wetlands have lost 76% of their species over the las...
27 Oct 2020

Mercury and toxic cocktails affect the Arctic ecosystems, wildlife and human health – How to take action?

Tackling mercury pollution is a priority for the Arctic Contaminants Action Program Working Group. Why is it an issue in the Arctic?
23 Oct 2020

Report on Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic launched

The Arctic Council's Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) issued its second Arctic Shipping Status Report – Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) U...
21 Oct 2020

Healthy communities need healthy oceans - An Athabaskan perspective on a sustainable Arctic Ocean

Chief Gary Harrison is chairman of the Chickaloon Native Village, located North-East of Anchorage, Alaska, and representative of the Arctic Athabaskan Council. As the Arc...
19 Oct 2020

Suggestions from the coast: An Inuit perspective on a sustainable Arctic Ocean

Jim Stotts, president of the Alaskan chapter of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), was one of five experts joining the panel at the first thematic webinar in a meeting ...
13 Oct 2020

Biodiversity: Awareness has increased, as has our knowledge

CAFF Chair Mark Marissink on the fifth Global Biodiversity Outlook
08 Oct 2020

Second Arctic Resilience Forum kicks off

On Wednesday, 7 October 2020, the second Arctic Resilience Forum kicks off in its new virtual format. Originally planned as an onsite event on Iceland’s East coast, the f...
05 Oct 2020

Arctic Council advances its marine stewardship role

Starting on Tuesday, 29 September, policy makers, Indigenous peoples and marine experts from the Arctic States and the Arctic Council’s Observers will gather online for a...
24 Sep 2020
Traditional boots on ice

Virtual Arctic Resilience Forum launches in October

The second Arctic Resilience Forum will be held online as a series of ten weekly webinars launching on October 7, 2020.
21 Sep 2020

Innovating the food industry on the top of the world

For millennia, food production has supported population growth, the development of towns and cities, trade and other elements essential to successful human development. Y...
11 Sep 2020

Building a sustainable future with lessons from the past

The Sustainable Development Working Group’s “Zero Arctic” project develops concepts for carbon neutral constructions in the Arctic. By drawing on both expertise from scie...
07 Sep 2020
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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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