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Arctic Council meeting of Environment Ministers ends with talks about future cooperation

The Arctic Environment Ministers’ meeting held in Rovaniemi 11-12 October ended with discussions about cooperation in addressing climate change, protecting biodiversity a...
22 Oct 2018

Arctic Environment Ministers' meeting: Exploring common solutions for the Arctic environment

The Finnish Chairmanship is organizing an Arctic Environment Ministers’ meeting (AEMM) in Rovaniemi, Finland, 11-12 October 2018. The meeting will gather the Ministers of...
25 Sep 2018

Interview with Bård Ivar Svendsen, Senior Arctic Official for Norway

The Arctic Council recently welcomed Bård Ivar Svendsen as the new Senior Arctic Official for Norway. In this interview, get to know his background and what he sees as th...
21 Sep 2018

Arctic Resilience Forum: Sharing best-practices for improving Arctic resilience

The Arctic Resilience Forum held in Rovaniemi, Finland, 10-11 September gathered around 100 Arctic experts, policymakers, and various key stakeholders. The purpose of the...
17 Sep 2018

Event: Arctic Resilience Forum, 10-11 September 2018

The Arctic Resilience Forum in Rovaniemi on 10–11 September 2018 seeks to develop the resilience of the Arctic region to climate change.
22 Aug 2018

Large Marine Ecosystems of the Arctic: New fact sheets

A new series of fact sheets on the Large Marine Ecosystems of the Arctic provides a new lens through which to see the Arctic's natural boundaries.
31 Jul 2018

First-ever Arctic Council side event at UN's High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

In a panel held at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York, several speakers highlighted the unique model of the Arctic Council in supportin...
24 Jul 2018

Arctic Council event at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The Arctic Council is proud to host a Ministerial side event focused on sustainable development and Arctic cooperation at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable...
04 Jul 2018

Interview: Task Force on Improved Connectivity meets in Washington, DC

The Arctic Council's Task Force on Improved Connectivity in the Arctic met in Washington, DC on 16-17 May 2018, in a gathering that included many invited speakers from th...
28 May 2018

Scientific Cooperation Agreement enters into force

The Arctic Council marks a special occasion on 23 May 2018 as the "Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation," signed in May 2017, enters into fo...
22 May 2018

Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum Launches Public Web Portal

Today, the Arctic Council’s Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum launched a public Web Portal to assist in the effective implementation of the International Ma...
15 May 2018

Arctic Council addresses meteorological cooperation and connectivity during week of events in Finland

At the meeting just concluded in Levi, Finland, the Arctic Council addressed the major themes of meteorological cooperation and improvement of telecommunications in the r...
23 Mar 2018

Second meeting of Senior Arctic Officials during Finnish Chairmanship

On 22-23 March 2018, the Arctic Council will gather in Levi, Finland for the second Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting held during the Chairmanship of Finland (2017-2019).
14 Mar 2018

EPPR table-top exercise on oil spill response in the Arctic

A table-top exercise of the 2013 Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic will be run in Oulu, Finland, on 7 March 2018. T...
05 Mar 2018

Interview with Bryndís Kjartansdóttir, Senior Arctic Official for Iceland

The Arctic Council recently welcomed Bryndís Kjartansdóttir as the new Senior Arctic Official for Iceland. In this interview, get to know her background and what she sees...
12 Feb 2018

Interview with Nina Vaaja, director of the Arctic Council Secretariat

In late 2017, the Arctic Council's Senior Arctic Officials selected Nina Vaaja as the new director of the Arctic Council Secretariat (ACS) in Tromsø, Norway. Having serve...
05 Feb 2018

A look ahead: The Arctic Council in 2018

The year ahead of us is both daunting and full of opportunity, says SAO Chair Aleksi Härkönen.
25 Jan 2018

Interview with René Söderman, Senior Arctic Official for Finland

With the advent of the Finnish Chairmanship in May of 2017, René Söderman assumed the role of Senior Arctic Official for Finland, while Aleksi Härkönen took on the role o...
10 Jan 2018

Interview with Björn Lyrvall, Senior Arctic Official for Sweden

The Arctic Council recently welcomed Ambassador Björn Lyrvall as the new Senior Arctic Official for Sweden. In this interview, get to know Ambassador Lyrvall's background...
03 Jan 2018

Arctic Council at COP23: Climate change in the Arctic and its global impacts

The Arctic Council will host "The global implications of a rapidly-changing Arctic" at COP23 in Bonn. Monday, 6 November, 13:15-14:45 in the Bonn Zone, room 11..
06 Nov 2017


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