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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
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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
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Job Posting: Director of the Arctic Council Secretariat

The Arctic Council is seeking a candidate for the position of Director of the Arctic Council Secretariat (ACS).
01 Feb 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Arctic Council officials to address climate change, scientific cooperation, and more in Portland, Maine (2)

The Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) will meet in Portland, Maine on 5-6 October 2016 to discuss t...
28 Sep 2016
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Arctic Council officials to address climate change, scientific cooperation, and more in Portland, Maine

The Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and indigenous Permanent Participant organizations (PPs) will meet in Portland, Maine on 5-6 October 2016 to discuss t...
28 Sep 2016
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Results of external review of SAON (Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks)

SAON (Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks) was recently reviewed by an external committee, which looked at SAON's accomplishments and made recommendations for futur...
26 Sep 2016
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Interview with Hanne Eskjær, Senior Arctic Official for the Kingdom of Denmark

In this interview, we speak with Hanne Eskjær, the Senior Arctic Official for the Kingdom of Denmark, about her background and about her thoughts on her upcoming work wit...
21 Sep 2016
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20 years of the Arctic Council: What are the "big questions" ahead?

"I see several significant challenges ahead. One obvious need, in my view, is for greater and more predictable resources. The Arctic Council operates on a very small...
19 Sep 2016
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20 years of the Arctic Council: Making a positive future impact

"Compared to many other parts of the world, the Arctic is a peaceful and well-ordered region. The scourges of many other regions – such as armed conflict, terrorism,...
19 Sep 2016
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20 years of the Arctic Council: How has the Council changed?

"The Council has grown remarkably in scope and ambition since its inception 20 years ago, and even over the past 5-6 years in which I have been involved in its work....
19 Sep 2016
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The Arctic Council: A Forum for Peace and Cooperation

On September 19, 1996 in Ottawa, the Arctic Council was established as a high level intergovernmental forum to enhance cooperation, coordination and interaction among the...
16 Sep 2016
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Wrap-up: EPPR meetings in Montreal

“We covered so much ground here, and it was great to sense so much progress being made in these important areas." - EPPR Chair Amy Merten
21 Jul 2016
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Task Force on Scientific Cooperation meets in Ottawa

After three years of work, the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Enhancing Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic (SCTF) reached ad referendum agreement on a new “Agreement o...
12 Jul 2016
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October
26 Oct-28 Oct 2020
SDWG meeting Online
November
11 Nov-12 Nov 2020
SAO Executive Meeting Online / Reykjavik
17 Nov-19 Nov 2020
SAO Plenary Meeting Online / Reykjavik

2021

February
03 Feb-04 Feb 2021
SDWG meeting Reykjanesbær, Iceland
March
09 Mar 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Akureyri, Iceland
10 Mar-11 Mar 2021
SAO Plenary Meeting Akureyri, Iceland
April
14 Apr-15 Apr 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Reykjanesbær, Iceland
May
19 May-20 May 2021
Ministerial Meeting Iceland
September
27 Sep-01 Oct 2021
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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