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A little break in-between: Experience ice sculpting and dog sledding in Kiruna!

Kiruna offers a perfect setting for a relaxing break between the hectic days around the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting. If you are a fan of unique nature, speed and c...
30 Apr 2013
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Conference on Sustainable Business in the Arctic

On Thursday April 19 the Swedish Chairmanship hosted a Conference on Sustainable Business in the Arctic in Stockholm. Over 50 participants representing government, indust...
29 Apr 2013
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Press Accreditation for Kiruna Ministerial Meeting Closed

14-15 May the Arctic Council will hold its biennial Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna in northern Sweden. Press accreditation for the meeting is now closed. It will also be p...
22 Apr 2013
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Provisional programme released for AMAP international science conference on Arctic Ocean Acidification, Bergen, 6-8 May

The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) working group will organize a science conference on Arctic Ocean Acidification 6-8 May in Bergen, Norway.
08 Apr 2013
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Canadian Chair of Senior Arctic Officials Announced

On March 11, 2013, Leona Aglukkaq, Canadian Minister for the Arctic Council, and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, announced that Patrick Borbey will become C...
04 Apr 2013
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The lively town of Kiruna will host Ministerial Meeting in May

The Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting will be held 15 May in the small town in Swedish Lapland. The venue is special not only for its beautiful nature, but also for its ...
11 Mar 2013
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Arctic Council working groups complete documents for Ministerial

Last week three of the Arctic Council working groups held their last meetings before the Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna in May. The ACAP, CAFF, and PAME working groups mad...
20 Feb 2013
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Video from Host Country Agreement Signing

View the video from the Host Country Agreement signing ceremony in Tromsø last week. In the video you can hear some of the speeches held by Espen Barth Eide, Carl Bildt a...
29 Jan 2013

Arctic Council Secretariat in Tromsø opened by Arctic Ministers

Arctic Council Ministers played a prominent role at this year's policy section of the Arctic Frontiers conference held in Tromsø, Norway. Hot topics included climate...
23 Jan 2013
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Santa, our Arctic colleague

As December 24 draws near children all over the world wait impatiently for Santa Claus to arrive with their gifts. In the Arctic countries Santa Claus goes by many differ...
24 Dec 2012
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Introduction to the Director of the Arctic Council Secretariat

During the opening of the Senior Arctic Officials' meeting in Haparanda 14 November Magnus Johannesson was presented as the first Director of the new standing Secret...
23 Nov 2012
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Outcomes of the Haparanda SAO Meeting

The first director for the new standing Arctic Council Secretariat in Tromsø, Norway was selected and a statement on the situation with the Permanent Participant organiza...
16 Nov 2012
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Haparanda SAO Meeting Next Week

Next week 14-15 November more than 120 delegates from the Arctic Council Member States, Permanent Participants, and Working Groups will travel to Haparanda in Northern Sw...
08 Nov 2012
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Preparations for the Arctic environment ministers meeting in Jukkasjärvi 5-6 February

The Arctic is undergoing rapid change due to multiple pressures such as climate change and increased global resource use. When it comes to climate change, the effects app...
22 Oct 2012
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Welcome to Haparanda

On November 14-15 the Senior Arctic Officials of the Arctic Council will gather in Haparanda, Sweden, for this year’s last meeting. Haparanda is located just on the borde...
12 Oct 2012
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SAO Interview: Klavs Holm from the Kingdom of Denmark

Klavs A. Holm was appointed as Arctic Ambassador and Senior Arctic Official (SAO) for the Kingdom of Denmark in January of 2012. During his career Ambassador Holm has bee...
11 Oct 2012
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SDWG Open Dialogue and Formal Meeting in Reykjavik

The last Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) meeting was held at the Vikin Maritime Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland 17-19 September. The meeting began with an Informa...
28 Sep 2012
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ACAP Working Group Met in Copenhagen

The Arctic Contaminants Action Program working group (ACAP) met in Danish Environment Protection Agency premises in Copenhagen 13-14 September. The meeting was led by Jaa...
26 Sep 2012
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Active audience at Arctic Council breakfast seminar

Around 45 people attended the Arctic Council breakfast seminar on September 6 at the 10th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region in Akureyri, Iceland. The au...
17 Sep 2012
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Assessing Resilience in the Arctic: Annika E. Nilsson

Annika E. Nilsson is Senior Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute, where she is project leader for the ongoing Arctic Council-approved Arctic Resilience Repo...
14 Aug 2012
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May
20 May 2021
Ministerial Meeting Reykjavik/Online
June
17 Jun 2021
SDWG Executive Meeting Moscow, Russian Federation
29 Jun-30 Jun 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Moscow, Russian Federation
September
27 Sep-01 Oct 2021
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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23 Nov-25 Nov 2021
SAO Plenary Salekhard, Russian Federation
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