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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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CAFF signs Resolution of Cooperation with Ramsar and AEWA

On July 12 the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna and the Ramsar Secretariat signed a Resolution of Cooperation, at the 11th Ramsar Conference of the Parties, in Buch...
16 Jul 2012
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PAME Health and Safety Workshop

The Protection of Arctic Marine Environments (PAME) working group held a Health Safety and Environmental Management Systems (HSEMS) Workshop in Keflavik, Iceland 10-12 Ju...
05 Jul 2012
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SWIPA informs global audience about changes in ice cover

Results of a comprehensive assessment of changes in the Arctic Cryosphere – Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) show rapid changes in major components o...
25 Jun 2012
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EPPR Workshop Observing an Oil Spill Response Exercise in Kirkenes

The increased focus on potential exploration of Arctic offshore oil and gas and shipping this summer is made evident by a busy month of June for the Emergency Prevention ...
15 Jun 2012
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U.S. allocates 5 million to the environment in the Arctic

The U.S. Government has decided to allocate up to 5 million USD to the Arctic Council's environmental projects. The funds will be designated to the Arctic Council�...
11 Jun 2012
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New APECS director eager to begin shaping the future of polar research

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) was founded in 2006 as a branch of the 4th International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008. During the IPY conference Fr...
07 Jun 2012
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Arctic Biodiversity Assessment: a Policy Development Workshop

On 14-15 May 2012, the Conservation of Arctic Fauna and Flora (CAFF) working group organized a workshop to discuss ideas to inform the policy process resulting from the A...
25 May 2012
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Lars-Otto Reiersen receives 2012 SETAC Rachel Carson Award

Lars-Otto Reiersen, Executive Secretary of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) recently received the prestigious SETAC Rachel Carson Award.
24 May 2012
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Deputy Ministers’ Meeting: Outcomes

The first Deputy Ministers’ Meeting under the Swedish Chairmanship was held in Stockholm on Tuesday 15 May. The meeting, hosted by State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fra...
18 May 2012
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Deputy Ministers' Meeting in Stockholm

The Deputy Ministers' Meeting under the Swedish Chairmanship takes place next week on Tuesday 15 May. The venue is the "Spegelsalen" of the Grand Hotel in ...
11 May 2012
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Calendar

September
07 Sep-10 Sep 2020
EPPR Working Group meeting Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
16 Sep-18 Sep 2020
CAFF Board Meeting Online
22 Sep 2020
ACAP Workshop on Mercury Online / Oslo, Norway
22 Sep-23 Sep 2020
ACAP Working Group meeting Online / Oslo, Norway
22 Sep-24 Sep 2020
PAME II - 2020 Anchorage, Alaska, USA
October
01 Oct-02 Oct 2020
SAO Marine Mechanism (SMM) meeting (TBC) Reykjavik, Iceland
06 Oct-08 Oct 2020
AMAP 34th Working Group Meeting St. Petersburg, Russia
08 Oct-11 Oct 2020
Arctic Circle Assembly Reykjavik Iceland
26 Oct-27 Oct 2020
SDWG meeting Egilsstaðir, Iceland
28 Oct 2020
SAO Executive Meeting (TBC) Egilsstaðir, Iceland
29 Oct-30 Oct 2020
SAO Plenary Meeting (TBC) Egilsstaðir, Iceland
November
11 Nov-13 Nov 2020
CAFF Freshwater Steering Group Annual Meeting Oslo, Norway
17 Nov-19 Nov 2020
AMAP Human Health Expert Group Meeting Stockholm, Sweden
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