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“Plastic in a Bottle” afloat again

In September 2019, the Arctic Council’s Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group launched its first “Plastic in a Bottle”, a capsule equipped with...
23 Jun 2021

The powerhouse behind the scenes

Nina Buvang Vaaja has shaped the Arctic Council Secretariat (ACS) like no other. When her term as Director ends in August, she will have served the Arctic Council for twe...
23 Jun 2021

Time witness reports: A red telephone for the environment

Hans Jakob Helms represented the Greenland Home Rule Government and was an advisor for the Danish delegation during the negotiations of the Arctic Environmental Protectio...
10 Jun 2021
Susan Christianen / Arctic Council

Time witness reports: With team support to AMAP’s success

Lars-Erik Liljelund, the second Chair of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), shares his memories and insights from his involvement in both AMAP and the...
10 Jun 2021
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Internship at the Arctic Council Secretariat in Tromsø, Norway

The ACS is looking for an intern interested in learning the aspects of working in an international environment.
08 Jun 2021

Arctic Economic Council Holds Meeting at SPIEF

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) hosted a meeting of the Arctic Economic Council. This was the first event since Russia took over the Chairmanship ...
05 Jun 2021

The Programme of Russia’s Chairmanship in the Arctic Council Presented to SPIEF Participants

The objectives and the programme of the Russian Chairmanship in the Arctic Council in 2021–2023 were presented at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
05 Jun 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

12th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting convenes in Reykjavík

The meeting will further cooperation among Arctic States and Indigenous Permanent Participants, and mark the end of the Icelandic Chairmanship and beginning of the Russia...
10 May 2021
Credit: IISD/ENB Kiara Worth

On the heels of persistent pollutants

Persistent organic pollutants have been on the radar of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) for a long time.
10 May 2021
Evenki reindeer herder is making traditional Evenki bread – tupa. Neryungri District, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia. Credit: Yuri Kokovin

EALLU and Arctic Indigenous Peoples´ Food Systems

The Role of Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development
10 May 2021
Northern lights at Kirkufell, Iceland. CREDIT: NICK PANDEVONIUM

Towards a Sustainable Arctic

The Icelandic Chairmanship (2019-2021) in review.
10 May 2021
Radiation emergency exercise at Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation Centre, Russia Credit: ERC Rosatom

Are we prepared for a radiation incident in the Arctic?

A look into the Radiation Expert Group and its collaborative approach to radiation risks and incidents
10 May 2021
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Changing the narrative: Addressing suicide through storytelling

Bringing an Inuit perspective on mental wellness to the Sustainable Development Working Group
10 May 2021

Tackling waste pollution in the Arctic with community empowerment

How the Saami Council engaged with communities to remove waste and reclaim land
10 May 2021
Credit: Kystverket / Rune Bergstrøm

From Risk to Rescue

A collaborative project with the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators explored the potential role of cruise vessels as first responders in oil spill events
10 May 2021
credit: Linnea Nordström

Youth shaping the Arctic

Arctic Indigenous youth leadership through Permanent Participants’ Youth Network
10 May 2021
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Mercury from outside the Arctic is polluting the region

A look at current trends, concerns and future action
10 May 2021
All tourism vessel traffic in 2019, cruise and passenger ships.

As Arctic marine tourism increases, how can we ensure it’s sustainable?

A look into Arctic tourism trends and local guideline development
10 May 2021
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June
29 Jun-30 Jun 2021
SAO Executive Online / Moscow
September
October
05 Oct-07 Oct 2021
SDWG Plenary Online / Arkhangelsk
07 Oct-08 Oct 2021
PAME Plenary Online
November
16 Nov-18 Nov 2021
Arctic Shipping Best Practices Forum Online
23 Nov-25 Nov 2021
SAO Plenary Salekhard
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