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Interview with Roberta Burns, SDWG Chair

When the United States assumed the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2013, all six of the Arctic Council Working Groups (ACAP, AMAP, CAFF, EPPR, PAME and SDWG) also w...
04 Mar 2016
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Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials Gather in Fairbanks, Alaska

The Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) and indigenous Permanent Participant organizations will meet in Fairbanks, Alaska on 16-17 March 2016 to discuss the C...
01 Mar 2016
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Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation continues discussions at meeting in Stockholm

The Arctic Council’s Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation (TFAMC) met for a second time on 4-5 February 2016 in Stockholm.
24 Feb 2016
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CAFF Working Group meets in Kirkenes

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity Working Group of the Arctic Council, met for their bi-annual meeting in Kirkenes, Norway from February 2-4...
19 Feb 2016
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20 years of the Arctic Council

During its first 20 years, the Arctic Council focused much of its work on issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.
01 Feb 2016
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Arctic Council's Black Carbon and Methane Work Highlighted at COP21

At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21), in Paris, France, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland generously hosted and prepared a side event focused on the Arcti...
18 Dec 2015
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EPPR (Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response) meets in Reykjavik

Working Group EPPR met to discuss the group’s work on issues critical in the Arctic such as search-and-rescue (SAR) and preparedness and response to marine oil spills.
16 Dec 2015
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Interview: Telecommunications Task Force Co-Chairs

Meet the co-chairs of the Arctic Council's Task Force on Telecommunications Infrastructure in the Arctic.
11 Nov 2015
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Interviews with co-chairs of the Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation

The Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation (TFAMC) was established at the 2015 Arctic Council ministerial meeting to assess the future needs for a mechanism for increase...
29 Oct 2015
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Senior Arctic Officials’ Meeting Advances Arctic Council Agenda

Representatives from the eight Arctic States and the Permanent Participants (six organizations representing Arctic Indigenous peoples) met in Anchorage, Alaska on October...
23 Oct 2015
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Biodiversity Indicators: Land Cover Change Index

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)’s Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) is developing a suite of indicators to provide a better understandi...
14 Oct 2015
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SDWG meets in Alaska to discuss ongoing and upcoming projects

The Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) met recently in Chena Hot Springs, Alaska. The group discussed project ideas including solid waste handling in the Arctic...
13 Oct 2015
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Senior Arctic Officials Meet in Anchorage, Alaska

The first plenary SAO meeting during the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council is coming up in Anchorage, Alaska.
12 Oct 2015
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Interview with Ulrik Westman, ACAP Chair

A brief interview with Ulrik Westman, recently-appointed Chair of Working Group ACAP.
09 Oct 2015
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Workshop: Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response

Representatives from the Arctic Council participated in an EPPR MOSPA exercise workshop held September 15-17, 2015 at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. T...
30 Sep 2015
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Biodiversity Indicators: Migratory Bird Index

In partnership with UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, the Zoological Society of London and WWF, CAFF’s CBMP is developing a report on the status and trends of 12...
28 Sep 2015
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Salmon Peoples of Arctic Rivers

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) is working with the Arctic Athabaskan Council and other Permanent Participant organizations to bring together Traditiona...
25 Sep 2015
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Arctic Biodiversity Data Service

The goal of the Arctic Biodiversity Data Service is to facilitate access, integration, analysis and display of biodiversity information for scientists, practitioners, man...
24 Sep 2015
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