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Arctic Economic Council

Fostering Circumpolar Business Partnerships The Arctic Council recognizes the central role of business in the sustainable development of the Arctic. During Canada’s...
28 Jan 2014
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Addressing Black Carbon & Methane in the Arctic

In the Arctic Council’s Kiruna Declaration, signed in May 2013, Ministers from the eight Arctic Council states recognized that “reduction of short-lived climate forcers [...
13 Jan 2014
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Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic

The rapidly-changing Arctic presents a challenge to those working on adaptation actions at the local, regional or global level. The inherent uncertainty of long-range cli...
09 Jan 2014
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Scientific Cooperation: Making a good thing even better

The Arctic Council’s Scientific Cooperation Task Force, established by the Kiruna Declaration of May, 2013, had its first meeting in Stockholm, Sweden on 10-11 December. ...
08 Jan 2014
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Circumpolar Business Forum Task Force meets in Helsinki

At the May 2013 Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna, Sweden, Ministers from the eight Arctic Council states established a “Task Force to facilitate the creation ...
06 Jan 2014
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Students from the University of Tromsø act out model Arctic Council meetings

November 6th students from the University of Tromsø held a role-play session where they acted out a EPPR Working Group meeting and a Senior Arctic Officials meeting. The ...
18 Dec 2013
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Long-term Warming and Environmental Change Persists in the Arctic

Though not as extreme as last year, the Arctic continues to show evidence of a shift to a new warmer, greener state in 2013, according to the Arctic Report Card, an annua...
18 Dec 2013
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EPPR: Understanding Risk to the Arctic Environment

The Arctic is changing rapidly. As it does, it may offer more access to new visitors and new residents arriving from the South. That could mean cruise vessels underway of...
19 Nov 2013
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Obsolete Pesticides in Northern Russia: New Report from ACAP

The Russian Federation has an estimated 40,000 tonnes of obsolete pesticides, and the Arctic Council Working Group ACAP has been engaged since 2001 on a project to improv...
31 Oct 2013
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Senior Arctic Officials Met in Whitehorse

PRESS RELEASE - The Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials held their first meeting under Canada’s Arctic Council chairmanship in Whitehorse, Yukon, on October 21 to 23, ...
28 Oct 2013
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Sea ice loss means changes for Arctic species and communities

The Arctic Council Working Group, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) has released the “Life Linked to Ice: a guide to sea-ice-associated biodiversity in th...
23 Oct 2013
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Photos from the Whitehorse SAO Meeting

High resolution photos from the Whitehorse Senior Arctic Officials' and Permanent Participants' meeting held 21-23 October can be found in the Arctic Council Fl...
22 Oct 2013
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Media Advisory: Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials Meeting to Take Place in Whitehorse

Patrick Borbey, chair of Senior Arctic Officials, will hold a media availability on October 23 on the results of the plenary meeting of the Senior Arctic Officials. Media...
20 Oct 2013
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IPCC report aligns with Arctic Council scientific work and action

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report - Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis - on September 27th, 2013. Many scientis...
17 Oct 2013
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Arctic Council States welcome Minamata Convention on Mercury

The Minamata Convention, a global agreement “to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds,” will...
11 Oct 2013
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Whitehorse, the Wilderness City

The city of Whitehorse is located on the banks of the Yukon River in south-western Yukon, an hour and half from Kluane National Park, home of Mount Logan, Canada’s highes...
30 Sep 2013
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Illustrated versions of Kiruna documents available

The Kiruna Declaration, The Arctic Council’s Vision for the Arctic, and the Kiruna Senior Arctic Officials’ Report to Ministers were approved by the Arctic Ministers in K...
27 Sep 2013
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The Task Force for Action on Black Carbon and Methane

When the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Action on Black Carbon and Methane (TFBCM) met in Whitehorse, Yukon on 17-19 September, the discussion focused on the health and ...
27 Sep 2013
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Arctic Council seeks to understand and reduce SLCFs such as methane

A recent paper in the journal Nature on the potential costs to the global economy of methane release in the Arctic garnered many headlines and ignited significant debate ...
12 Sep 2013
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Arctic Wetlands in a Time of Change

Last week in Ilulissat, Greenland, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group of the Arctic Council provided an Arctic perspective to the Nordic-Balt...
09 Sep 2013
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Ministerial Meeting Reykjavik/Online
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Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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