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Interview: Cynthia Jacobson, Chair of CAFF

"From my perspective, we have a clear opportunity now to do things well in the Arctic, and that is what the Arctic Council is all about."
13 Jul 2017

Interview: Marianne Kroglund, Chair of AMAP

"Science alone does not solve the Arctic challenges – we need to translate our science and bring it to meeting places for a variety of actors engaged in Arctic issues. Th...
10 Jul 2017

Interview: Ambassador Aleksi Härkönen, SAO Chair

When the Arctic Council Chairmanship passed from the United States to Finland in May of 2017, Ambassador Aleksi Härkönen assumed the role of Chair of the Senior Arctic Of...
27 Jun 2017

Interview: Pekka Shemeikka, Chair of SDWG

When the Arctic Council Chairmanship passed from the United States to Finland in May of 2017, the Arctic Council also welcomed new Chairs for several of the six Working G...
20 Jun 2017

2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress - 9-11 October 2018

Save the date The 2nd Arctic Biodiversity Congress October 9-11, 2018 Rovaniemi, Finland
15 Jun 2017

Arctic Council Ministers meet, sign binding agreement on science cooperation, pass Chairmanship from U.S. to Finland

At the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, Ministers of the eight Arctic States and leaders from the six indigenous Permanent Participant organi...
11 May 2017

10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting: a preview

A preview of the upcoming Arctic Council Ministerial meeting, taking place on 11 May 2017 in Fairbanks, Alaska.
08 May 2017

Significant new reports address Arctic cryosphere, adaptation, and chemicals

Read about three significant new reports from AMAP (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme): a new 2017 update to "Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic"; thr...
02 May 2017

10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting: Preview of forthcoming products

Learn about two upcoming media availabilities that will offer insight into many of the Working Groups' products that will be highlighted at the upcoming Ministerial meeti...
21 Apr 2017

The 10th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting

On May 11, the United States will host the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska. Minister-level representatives from the eight Arctic States will ...
18 Apr 2017

Arctic Council prepares for Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks

Senior officials from the Arctic Council’s eight Member States and six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) met in Juneau in preparation for the upcoming ...
10 Mar 2017

Workshop: Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups

The third and final workshop of the project "Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups - Strengths United through Networks (RISING SUN) is slated to take pla...
24 Feb 2017

Arctic Council officials to meet in Juneau to prepare for upcoming Ministerial meeting

The Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and representatives of the indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) will meet in Juneau, Alaska on 8-9 Mar...
22 Feb 2017

Expanding local environmental observation efforts in the Arctic

Arctic Council Working Group ACAP (Arctic Contaminants Action Program) is working to expand the local environmental observer network, currently operating in North America...
07 Feb 2017

Arctic Migratory Bird Initiative Workshop in Singapore

Arctic Council Working Group CAFF (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna) convened a workshop on the Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) East Asian-Australasian Fly...
11 Jan 2017

Arctic Resilience Report launched

The Arctic Resilience Report, launched last Friday, 25 November, identifies 19 tipping points that can and have occurred in Arctic marine, freshwater, and terrestrial eco...
30 Nov 2016

Event summary: Sustainable Development Working Group meeting, October 2016

The Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) met on 1-2 October, 2016 in Orono, Maine. The group focused on the progress of its projects and potentia...
17 Nov 2016

COP22 event: The Melting Arctic - a glimpse into the future of global climate change

The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the global average with profound consequences for the region and communities all over the world. This multimedia event will exp...
10 Nov 2016

Interview with Alison LeClaire, Senior Arctic Official for Canada

The Arctic Council has recently welcomed three new Senior Arctic Officials: Hanne Eskjær (Kingdom of Denmark), Anniken Krutnes (Norway), and Alison LeClaire (Canada). In ...
09 Nov 2016

Arctic Council advances environmental protection and sustainable development in Portland, Maine

Senior officials from the Arctic Council’s eight member States and six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) concluded their latest meeting in Portland, Ma...
06 Oct 2016
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