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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

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

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

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

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

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 program f...
15 Jul 2015

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

Iqaluit Ministerial Meeting Documents

Visit this article for links to documents from the Iqaluit 2015 Ministerial Meeting.
13 Jul 2015

News Release: Arctic Council renews commitment to Arctic economic and social development and environmental protection

Ministers from eight Arctic states and leaders of Arctic Indigenous Peoples met today in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada...
13 Jul 2015

Video: Welcome to the Iqaluit 2015 Ministerial Meeting

In this video, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Chair of the Arctic Council and Canada's Minister for the Arctic Council, highlights some particularly important successes u...
13 Jul 2015

News Release: Welcome to the Ninth Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting

The ninth Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council will take place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada from April 24-25, 2015. This meeting will mark the end of Canada’s Arctic ...
13 Jul 2015

Agenda for Iqaluit 2015 Ministerial now available

Click here to access the most recent version of the agenda for the Ministerial Meeting.
13 Jul 2015

Iqaluit, a modern city rich with traditional Inuit culture

The city of Iqaluit located in Nunavut, northern Canada will be the venue for the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting held 24-25 April. Read more about some of the feature...
13 Jul 2015


07 Jul 2015

Denmark, Greenland and Faroe Islands Adopt New Strategy for the Arctic for 2011-2020

Monday 22 August 2011 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lene Espersen, the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, Kaj Leo Johannesen, and Premier for the Government of Greenland...
06 Jul 2015

Interview with Amy Merten, EPPR Working Group Chair

Read an interview with Amy Merten, Ph.D., the new chair of EPPR, the Arctic Council's working group on emergency prevention, preparedness and response…
16 Jun 2015

Improving Economic & Living Conditions for Arctic Communities

The first of three thematic pillars of the United States Chairmanship program is “Improving Economic & Living Conditions for Arctic Communities”…
20 May 2015

CBMP Freshwater Steering Group meets in Copenhagen

This week, the Freshwater Steering Group of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) meets in Copenhagen, Denmark…
18 May 2015

Environment and Climate

he evidence of global warming is in no place more obvious than in the Arctic region. The Arctic has warmed rapidly during the last four decades.
13 May 2015


08 Sep-09 Sep 2021
ACAP Plenary Online
05 Oct-07 Oct 2021
SDWG Plenary Online
07 Oct-08 Oct 2021
PAME Plenary Online
14 Oct-17 Oct 2021
Arctic Circle Assembly Reykjavik, Iceland
21 Oct-25 Oct 2021
EPPR Arctic Rescue Conference Kaliningrad, Russian Federation
16 Nov-18 Nov 2021
Arctic Shipping Best Practices Forum Online
23 Nov-25 Nov 2021
SAO Plenary Salekhard, Russian Federation


21 Aug-26 Aug 2022
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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