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“Living in a Changing Arctic” at Yukon College

A public event on adaptation to climate change and addressing black carbon and methane emissions in the Arctic was held during the recent SAO meeting in Whitehorse...
15 Mar 2015

Senior Arctic Officials met in Whitehorse, 2-5 March 2015

March 5, 2015 - The Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials and Permanent Participant organizations, which represent indigenous peoples of the Arctic region, held their fo...
05 Mar 2015

Senior Arctic Officials' meeting in Whitehorse, 2-5 March 2015

At the meeting of Senior Arctic Officials in Whitehorse, delegations will take a comprehensive look at the work of the Arctic Council in the lead up to the Iqaluit 2015 M...
28 Feb 2015

Interview: Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

We spoke with Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, about the Polar Code, the IMO and the Arctic Council…
25 Feb 2015

Interview: Hannu Halinen, departing SAO for Finland

Hannu Halinen, long-time Senior Arctic Official for Finland, spoke to the ACS shortly before passing his duties to his successor...
16 Feb 2015

SAO Chair speaks at Arctic Frontiers

At the Arctic Frontiers conference, in Tromsø, Norway on January 19, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials Vincent Rigby spoke during the opening session.
26 Jan 2015

Interview: Aleksi Härkönen, SAO for Finland

Aleksi Härkönen, the recently-appointed Senior Arctic Official for Finland, spoke briefly to the ACS about his background and his thoughts on the work ahead of him.
22 Jan 2015

TFBCM Co-Chairs discuss progress

At its final meeting, the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Action on Black Carbon and Methane worked towards finalizing its deliverables for the 2015 Ministerial meeting.
12 Jan 2015

Arctic Residents Cozy up During the Polar Night

One of the unusual features of life in the Arctic is the seasonal variation of sunlight. In November the days become shorter and shorter until the sunlight disappears and...
15 Dec 2014

Arctic Biodiversity Congress begins tomorrow

With more than 45 sessions covering diverse themes related to Arctic biodiversity, the Congress is expected to draw more than 400 participants to Trondheim, Norway...
01 Dec 2014

Marine invertebrates in the Arctic

This article is part of a series highlighting issues from the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group’s landmark Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. This ...
27 Nov 2014

Arctic shipping activity and coastal marine biodiversity

This article, which is focused on shipping activity and coastal marine biodiversity in the Arctic, is part of a series highlighting issues from the CAFF's landmark Arctic...
19 Nov 2014

Tromsø hosts 4th meeting of Scientific Cooperation Task Force

At the most recent meeting in Tromsø, the Task Force noted the positive and valuable work that has been done towards a possible memorandum of understanding...
12 Nov 2014

Senior Arctic Officials met in Yellowknife, 22-23 October

October 23, 2014 - The Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials and Heads of Delegation of indigenous Permanent Participant organizations held their third meeting under Can...
23 Oct 2014

SAOs to meet in Yellowknife October 22-23, 2014

At the meeting of Senior Arctic Officials in Yellowknife, delegations will take a comprehensive look at the ongoing work of the Arctic Council...
20 Oct 2014

Open House Event on Traditional Knowledge

The Arctic Council and its Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) will host a public event in Yellowknife on Monday, October 20, titled “Traditional Knowledge in ou...
19 Oct 2014

Interview: Anna-Karin Eneström, new SAO for Sweden

Anna-Karin Eneström, the recently-appointed Senior Arctic Official for Sweden, spoke briefly to the ACS about her background and her thoughts on the work ahead of her.
17 Oct 2014

Interview with co-chairs of Task Force on Oil Pollution Prevention

In a brief interview, Senior Arctic Officials from Norway and the Russian Federation comment on their countries’ work to prevent oil pollution in the Arctic marine enviro...
16 Oct 2014

Arctic Council welcomes new SAOs from Russia and Sweden

The Arctic Council is pleased to announce the recent appointment of new Senior Arctic Officials from Sweden and from the Russian Federation.
15 Oct 2014

Arctic tundra biome vulnerable to climate warming

This article is part of a series highlighting issues from working group CAFF’s landmark Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. This week focuses on Arctic vegetation.
02 Oct 2014
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