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Linguistic Diversity

Language not only communicates, it defines culture, nature, history, humanity, and ancestry [1]. The indigenous languages of the Arctic have been formed and shaped in clo...
28 Aug 2015
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Community Based Monitoring

The peoples inhabiting the various regions of the Arctic spend vast amounts of time on the land and at sea. Drawing on personal experience, information shared with others...
28 Aug 2015
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ACAP work to be presented at GLACIER conference

The ACAP report, delivered in 2015, highlights national and regional recommendations for reducing black carbon emissions from residential wood stoves...
25 Aug 2015
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Arctic Marine Tourism Project taking shape

The Arctic Marine Tourism Project (AMTP) is part of a renewed effort by the Arctic Council to analyze and promote sustainable tourism across the circumpolar Arctic. The A...
19 Aug 2015
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Interview: Renée Sauvé, PAME Chair

Along with the incoming U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, many of the Arctic Council Working Groups (ACAP, AMAP, CAFF, EPPR, PAME and SDWG) have also welcomed new ...
13 Aug 2015
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Interview: Arni Thor Sigurdsson, SAO for Iceland

Read an interview with Arni Thor Sigurdsson, the recently-appointed Senior Arctic Official for Iceland…
13 Aug 2015
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Interview with Martin Forsius, AMAP Chair

Along with the incoming U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, all of the Arctic Council Working Groups (ACAP, AMAP, CAFF, EPPR, PAME and SDWG) have also welcomed new C...
13 Aug 2015
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Arctic Council recommends actions to reduce black carbon emissions from domestic wood-burning stoves

The Arctic Council has completed a study on how to reduce black carbon emissions from residential wood combustion in the Arctic. The study compiles information on wood bu...
10 Aug 2015
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New ACAP project on climate mitigation

The ACAP Working Group has approved (November 2012) a new project on Reduction of Black Carbon Emissions from Residential Wood Combustion. The ACAP project is co-lead by ...
07 Aug 2015
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First meeting of IPCAP

IPCAP PSG gathered for its first meeting on November 7 in Luleå, Sweden. Permanent participant organisations Aleut International Association (AIA), Russian Indigenous Peo...
07 Aug 2015
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Arctic States Release Statement to UNFCCC COP XIX

As the current Chair of the Arctic Council, Canada has the pleasure of making this statement on behalf of the Arctic Council States – Canada, Kingdom of Denmark, Finland,...
22 Jul 2015
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Promoting Traditional Ways of Life of Arctic Indigenous Peoples

Traditional ways of life, including traditional practices, cultural skills, values, and spirituality, are vital to the health and wellbeing of Arctic indigenous peoples a...
21 Jul 2015
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SAO Chair David Balton visits Tromsø

The new Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials paid a visit to the Arctic Council Secretariat in Tromsø...
17 Jul 2015
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Environmental Provisions of Polar Code adopted

On 15 May, the environmental provisions of the Polar Code were adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)...
17 Jul 2015
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Arctic Ocean Safety, Security & Stewardship

The second of three thematic pillars of the United States Chairmanship program is “Arctic Ocean Safety, Security and Stewardship”…
17 Jul 2015
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Addressing the Impacts of Climate Change

The last of three thematic pillars of the United States Chairmanship program is “Addressing the Impacts of Climate Change”…
16 Jul 2015
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Interview with Reidar Hindrum, CAFF Working Group Chair

Read an interview with Reidar Hindrum, the new chair of CAFF, the Arctic Council's biodiversity working group...
16 Jul 2015
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First meeting of SAOs during U.S. Chairmanship

On 16-17 June 2015 in Washington, D.C., Senior Arctic Officials, Permanent Participants and Working Groups met to begin moving forward with the Arctic Council's prog...
15 Jul 2015
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New: Video footage from Iqaluit 2015 Ministerial meeting

Video footage from the 9th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting, which took place in Iqaluit, Canada on 24 April 2015, is now available online...
13 Jul 2015
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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-23 Sep 2020
ACAP Working Group meeting Online / Oslo, Norway
22 Sep-24 Sep 2020
PAME II - 2020 Anchorage, Alaska, USA
22 Sep 2020
ACAP Workshop on Mercury Online / Oslo, Norway
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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