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What It Means To Be Gwich’in

"Being Gwich’in means strength and resilience, a strength that is not only physical, but spiritual and has been passed down from my ancestors before me."
10 May 2021

Navigating the future of Arctic shipping

What an increase in Arctic shipping means for the region
10 May 2021

Out of the Limelight

The view of the Arctic Council's founding, from the media
10 May 2021

Life in one of the fastest-warming places on Earth

A dive into the societal impacts of Arctic warming, written by Glaciologist Dr. Heïdi Sevestre.
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

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

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

The Russian Chairmanship Begins

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

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

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

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

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

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

Snapshot of an ever-changing Arctic: The state of Arctic terrestrial biodiversity

Climate change is driving significant changes that could lead to ecological catastrophes in the Arctic
10 May 2021

Covid-19: The Arctic Experience

Covid-19 is a global pandemic, a shock with wide-ranging implications. The longer-term implications remain unclear. However, we’ve already learned that we are not all imp...
10 May 2021

On the heels of persistent pollutants

Persistent organic pollutants have been on the radar of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) for a long time.
10 May 2021
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Calendar

25 Oct-26 Oct 2021
AMAP 51st Human Health Assessment Group Meeting Online
26 Oct-28 Oct 2021
SDWG Plenary and Executive II 2021 Online
27 Oct-28 Oct 2021
EGBCM Plenary 2021 Online
30 Oct-31 Oct 2021
Arctic Biodiversity Through the Lens Copenhagen, Denmark
31 Oct-12 Nov 2021
UNFCCC COP 26 Glasgow, Scotland
03 Nov-04 Nov 2021
CAFF CBMP Marine Annual Meeting 2021 Online
16 Nov-18 Nov 2021
Arctic Shipping Best Practices Forum Online
24 Nov-26 Nov 2021
EPPR-II 2021 Kaliningrad Kaliningrad, Russian Federation
30 Nov-02 Dec 2021
SAO Executive and Plenary 2021 Salekhard, Russian Federation
31 Jan-03 Feb 2022
Arctic Frontiers 2022 Tromsø, Norway
14 Feb-18 Feb 2022
PAME-I 2022 Stockholm, Sweden
22 Mar-24 Mar 2022
SAO Executive and Plenary I 2022 Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation
21 Aug-26 Aug 2022
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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