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Building a sustainable future with lessons from the past

The Sustainable Development Working Group’s “Zero Arctic” project develops concepts for carbon neutral constructions in the Arctic. By drawing on both expertise from scie...
07 Sep 2020
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Round two of the Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy kicks off

The Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA) is a unique knowledge sharing program about isolated power systems integration held in partnership with Canada, Gwich’in...
21 Jul 2020

Significant economic and environmental gains can be achieved by applying Best Available Technology in the oil sector in the Arctic

The Arctic Council’s Arctic Contaminant Action Program (ACAP) has completed a study on flaring of associated petroleum gas in the Russian Arctic. The report shows that si...
25 Jun 2020

5 Facts to Know About Dioxins, One of the Most Toxic Compounds on Earth

Dioxins are extremely toxic and can interfere with hormones and cause numerous very serious health problems. Unfortunately, all humans are exposed to them. The Arctic Con...
15 May 2020

Action on plastic: On track with the regional action plan for the Arctic

In October 2019, the Belfer Center’s Arctic Initiative and the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute co-hosted a workshop on Policy and Action on Plastic in the Arctic Ocean wi...
22 Apr 2020
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Arctic Marine Risk Assessment Guideline launched

The Guideline aims to improve safety of Arctic marine operations by incorporating Arctic-specific risk factors not covered by existing guidelines.
20 Apr 2020

Increased warming pushing Arctic freshwater ecosystems to the brink

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group has released the first circumpolar assessment of freshwater biodiversity across the Arctic.
29 Sep 2019
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Arctic Resilience Forum: Sharing best-practices for improving Arctic resilience

The Arctic Resilience Forum held in Rovaniemi, Finland, 10-11 September gathered around 100 Arctic experts, policymakers, and various key stakeholders. The purpose of the...
17 Sep 2018
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Actions for Arctic Biodiversity

Actions for Biodiversity 2013-2021: implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA), is the implementation plan for the Arctic Biodiversity A...
14 Sep 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 Guidelines from PAME on Arctic Oil and Gas Safety Management

A new report from Working Group PAME provides guidance on options to promote improved safety culture and robust safety management systems in the Arctic offshore oil and g...
22 May 2014
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Arctic Biodiversity Assessment now available

At the May 2013 Ministerial meeting in Kiruna, Sweden, the Arctic Council released the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) – a wide-ranging and detailed scientific repor...
27 Feb 2014
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Arctic Biodiversity Assessment: a Policy Development Workshop

On 14-15 May 2012, the Conservation of Arctic Fauna and Flora (CAFF) working group organized a workshop to discuss ideas to inform the policy process resulting from the A...
25 May 2012
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CAFF Works with the CBD on Arctic biodiversity

In a guest article for the Biodiversity Policy and Practice website, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group Executive Secretary Tom Barry outlines th...
21 Nov 2011

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September
October
06 Oct-08 Oct 2020
AMAP 34th Working Group Meeting Online
26 Oct-28 Oct 2020
SDWG meeting Online
November
11 Nov-13 Nov 2020
CAFF Freshwater Steering Group Annual Meeting Oslo, Norway
11 Nov-12 Nov 2020
SAO Executive Meeting Online / Reykjavik
17 Nov-19 Nov 2020
SAO Plenary Meeting Online / Reykjavik
17 Nov-19 Nov 2020
AMAP Human Health Expert Group Meeting Stockholm, Sweden

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SDWG meeting Reykjanesbær, Iceland
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