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The Arctic Council celebrates 25 years of Arctic cooperation

The world’s leading international forum for Arctic cooperation reflects on the unique collaboration among Arctic States and Arctic Indigenous Peoples, and looks forward t...
16 Sep 2021

Interview with Pétur Ásgeirsson, Iceland‘s Senior Arctic Official

Pétur Ásgeirsson has worked for the Icelandic government for nearly 30 years and is no stranger to the Arctic. From his time working in Greenland as a diplomat to his boa...
09 Sep 2021

Arctic states on track to reach the collective goal on black carbon emissions

The Arctic Council’s Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane releases its Summary of Progress and Recommendations 2021
26 May 2021

Arctic Council Foreign Ministers sign the Reykjavik Declaration, adopt the Council’s first Strategic Plan and pass the Chairmanship from Iceland to the Russian Federation

The Arctic States reaffirmed the Council’s commitment to maintain a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable Arctic region during the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting – the...
20 May 2021

Towards a Sustainable Arctic

The Icelandic Chairmanship (2019-2021) in review.
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

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

A sneak peek on the Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter – An interview with co-lead author Elizabeth McLanahan

The Icelandic Chairmanship put a focus on marine litter in the Arctic. One of the most anticipated outcomes is the Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter in the Arctic, wh...
30 Mar 2021

Iceland’s final Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting marks a successful Chairmanship and hits record participation

As the Icelandic Chairmanship comes to a close, preparations for the Ministerial meeting show the progress the Arctic Council has made towards Iceland’s Chairmanship prio...
18 Mar 2021

Arctic Council to convene for the final Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting during the 2019-2021 Icelandic Chairmanship

As the Icelandic Chairmanship enters its final stretch, the Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting will focus on progress made towards its Chairmanship priorities and finalizin...
09 Mar 2021

25 years of peace and cooperation – Highlights from the Arctic Frontiers panel

On the occasion of the Arctic Council’s anniversary, the Arctic Frontiers 2021 virtual conference hosted a high-level dialogue on the Council’s track record of 25 years o...
19 Feb 2021

Interview with the Arctic Council’s Arctic Human Health Expert Group

What is the Arctic Human Health Expert Group? What issues and projects is it involved in? Learn about this Expert Group of the Sustainable Development Working Group throu...
11 Jan 2021

Finding the nexus between water, energy and food in the Arctic

The Sustainable Development Working Group of the Arctic Council will launch the first water, energy and food nexus study in the Arctic. The project will identify intercon...
03 Dec 2020

An actionable blueprint: the Arctic Resilience Forum 2020

The second Arctic Resilience Forum was hosted entirely online – and successfully so. We spoke to the two main organizers: Jennifer Spence, the Executive Secretary of the ...
02 Dec 2020

A toolbox for comprehensive plastics monitoring in the Arctic

AMAP’s Expert Group on Litter and Microplastics is developing the first monitoring plan that is looking for plastics in the entire ecosystem
20 Nov 2020

Sustainable solutions in a virtual setting

Green energy, youth engagement and a sneak-peak into the plans for the upcoming Russian Chairmanship were some of the points on the agenda of the first ever virtual Senio...
19 Nov 2020

Climate and marine environment on the agenda for the Icelandic Chairmanship’s second Senior Arctic Officials meeting

The virtual meeting will focus on climate and green energy solutions; marine environment issues; and human health; and initiate preparations for the Arctic Council Minist...
15 Nov 2020

A step towards stronger and better coordination on marine topics

When the Arctic Council’s new marine cooperation initiative, the Senior Arctic Officials’ (SAO) based Marine Mechanism (SMM), was launched in September 2020, the Chair of...
04 Nov 2020

The road towards enhanced marine coordination in the Arctic Council

The work that led to the Arctic Council’s new Marine Mechanism - an interview with Jóhann Sigurjónsson, Co-Chair of the Council’s Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation
03 Nov 2020

Cooperation and consensus

The moderators of the Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials based Marine Mechanism, a new format to enhance marine cooperation, summarize key point and outcomes of the...
03 Nov 2020
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31 Jan-03 Feb 2022
Arctic Frontiers 2022 Tromsø, Norway
31 Jan-04 Feb 2022
CAFF Board Meeting 2022 Kittilä, Finland
14 Feb-18 Feb 2022
PAME-I 2022 Stockholm, Sweden
26 Mar-01 Apr 2022
Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2022 Tromso, Norway
06 Jun-10 Jun 2022
EPPR-I 2022 Torshavn, Faroe Islands
21 Aug-26 Aug 2022
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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