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The Arctic Council signs Memorandum of Understanding with Arctic Economic Council

Rovaniemi, Finland. At the Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, in 2017, the Ministers of the eight Arctic States encouraged the Arctic Council to strengthen its coo...
06 May 2019

Arctic Council accepts IAIA Global Award

The Arctic Council is the recipient of the 2019 Global Award of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA). Today, representatives of the Finnish Ministry...
28 Apr 2019

Common solutions explored

A preview on the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting and its deliverables
26 Apr 2019

We got the recognition we called for – An interview with Gunn-Britt Retter

Gunn-Britt Retter is the Head of the Arctic and Environment Unit of the Saami Council – and one of the delegates that has attended most Ministerial meetings. In this inte...
26 Apr 2019

We got the recognition we called for – An interview with Gunn-Britt Retter (2)

Gunn-Britt Retter is the Head of the Arctic and Environment Unit of the Saami Council – and one of the delegates that has attended most Ministerial meetings. In this inte...
25 Apr 2019

The final stretch

Ambassador Aleksi Härkönen, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials speaks about the preparations for the Ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi, which will conclude the Finnish C...
23 Apr 2019

The 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting

On May 7 2019, Finland will host the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi.
29 Mar 2019

Education – Equal access for equal chances

During the Finnish Chairmanship (2017-2019), the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) initiated two projects with an educational emphasis.
25 Mar 2019

Connectivity – a lifeline for human activities

“Electronic communication services considerably improve both the safety and the quality of life for everybody who lives in, works in or visits the Arctic – be it indigeno...
22 Mar 2019

Environmental protection – An award-winning effort

Finland remained true to this guiding principle and chose environmental protection as the first of four priorities for their Chairmanship program. During their two-year t...
21 Mar 2019

Meteorological cooperation – A success story

As the Arctic changes, weather patterns in lower latitudes are affected. The benefits of increased meteorological collaboration in the high North thus reach far beyond th...
21 Mar 2019

A Stamp of Approval

At the meeting just concluded in Ruka, Finland, the Senior Arctic Officials reviewed and approved many deliverables for the Ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi in May 2019 i...
14 Mar 2019

Fast forward through the Chairmanship

On 13-14 March 2019, the Arctic Council will gather in Ruka, Finland for the fourth Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting during the Chairmanship of Finland (2017-2019). With ...
05 Mar 2019

Arctic Wetlands workshop on resilience and management

The Arctic Council Working Group on the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) will host an Arctic wetlands workshop in Stockholm on 7 to 8 March 2019. The project...
04 Mar 2019

Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) holds workshop in Hainan

Over 85 participants from 20 countries and over 60 organizations flocked to the Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) East Asian-Australasian Flyway Implementation Wor...
11 Feb 2019

Make it or break it. An Interview with Ambassador Aleksi Härkönen, SAO Chair

The Arctic Council will be hosting "Black carbon in the Arctic and snow-covered regions – a climate forcer and an air pollutant" at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, Monday 10 D...
25 Jan 2019

Arctic Council receives IAIA 2019 Global Award

The Arctic Council is the recipient of the 2019 Global Award of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA).
09 Dec 2018

Arctic Council at COP24: Curbing black carbon emissions for health and Arctic climate benefits

The Arctic Council will be hosting "Black carbon in the Arctic and snow-covered regions – a climate forcer and an air pollutant" at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, Monday 10 D...
19 Nov 2018

Arctic Council meeting focuses on biodiversity in the Arctic

At the meeting just concluded in Rovaniemi, Finland, the Arctic Council focused its discussions on Arctic biodiversity and received updates from all the Council’s subsidi...
02 Nov 2018

Senior Arctic Officials gather for third meeting during Finland’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

On 1-2 November 2018, the Arctic Council will gather in Rovaniemi, Finland for the third Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting held during the Chairmanship of Finland (2017-20...
24 Oct 2018
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08 Feb 2022
SDWG Executive Meeting 2022-I Online
26 Mar-01 Apr 2022
Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2022 Tromsø, Norway
28 Mar-31 Mar 2022
CAFF-I 2022 Executive Meeting Kittilä, Finland
30 Mar-01 Apr 2022
Arctic Observing Summit 2022 Tromsø, Norway
31 Mar-01 Apr 2022
PAME-I 2022 Sweden
21 May-23 May 2022
SDWG-I 2022 Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation
24 May-26 May 2022
SAO Executive and Plenary I 2022 Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation
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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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