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Interview with CAFF Chair Mark Marissink

"CAFF’s work is about biodiversity in the Arctic, which is quite unique and inspirational. It’s also about livelihoods for the people who live there. As Arctic countries ...
19 Jul 2019

Interview with SDWG Chair Stefán Skjaldarson

"Climate change is affecting the environment very seriously and it will affect the livelihoods of people who are already marginalized by the geographic location and tough...
17 Jul 2019

Interview with ACAP Chair Inger Johanne Wiese

"ACAP’s work is focused on pollution and short-lived climate drivers. Pollution is a threat to the Arctic ecosystem and people living there."
27 Jun 2019

Interview with EPPR Chair Peter Holst-Andersen

"I think we are getting better at rescuing people and protecting the environment through the work we are doing in EPPR."
27 Jun 2019

Interview with AMAP Chair Anders Turesson

"AMAP is a part of the knowledge production and it is extremely important that the knowledge that is produced by a large number of scientists reaches decision makers and ...
27 Jun 2019

Towards an international symposium on plastics in the Arctic

The “International Symposium on the Threat of Plastics to the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Marine Environment” will take place in Reykjavik 21-23 April 2020.
26 Jun 2019

First meeting during Iceland's Arctic Council Chairmanship

Iceland hosted its first Senior Arctic Officials’ (SAO) executive meeting since assuming the Arctic Council’s Chairmanship in May.
26 Jun 2019

Arctic Council Ministers meet, pass Chairmanship from Finland to Iceland, Arctic States conclude Arctic Council Ministerial meeting by signing a joint statement

Today the Foreign Ministers from the eight Arctic States, leaders from the six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations and the Chairs of the Council’s six Working ...
06 May 2019

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

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

Common solutions explored

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