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Interview with René Söderman, Senior Arctic Official for Finland

With the advent of the Finnish Chairmanship in May of 2017, René Söderman assumed the role of Senior Arctic Official for Finland, while Aleksi Härkönen took on the role o...
10 Jan 2018
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Interview with Björn Lyrvall, Senior Arctic Official for Sweden

The Arctic Council recently welcomed Ambassador Björn Lyrvall as the new Senior Arctic Official for Sweden. In this interview, get to know Ambassador Lyrvall's backg...
03 Jan 2018
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Call for content: Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018

The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity Working Group of the Arctic Council, is seeking individuals and organizations to provide abstracts, or...
21 Nov 2017
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Arctic Council at COP23: Climate change in the Arctic and its global impacts

The Arctic Council will host "The global implications of a rapidly-changing Arctic" at COP23 in Bonn. Monday, 6 November, 13:15-14:45 in the Bonn Zone, room 11....
06 Nov 2017
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Community Solid Waste Management Resource Toolkit

Toolkit with resources from the ACAP workshop Sharing Approaches on Community Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Within Arctic Indigenous Communities....
03 Nov 2017
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Arctic Council meets in Finland, addresses pollution prevention and education

At the meeting just concluded in Oulu, Finland, the Arctic Council addressed overarching issues for the region like pollution prevention, education, and strategic focus. ...
26 Oct 2017
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Senior Arctic Officials gather for first meeting during Finland’s Arctic Council Chairmanship

On 25-26 October 2017, the Arctic Council will gather in Oulu, Finland for the first Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting held during the Chairmanship of Finland (2015-2017).
18 Oct 2017
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Interview: Mikael Hildén, Chair of Expert Group on black carbon and methane

"The work to reduce black carbon emissions in particular provides unambiguous win-win opportunities."
05 Oct 2017
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New Observer: Switzerland

"Nowadays Swiss scientists are among the world leaders in the field of polar research. Excellence in altitude research thus goes hand in hand with polar research.&qu...
03 Oct 2017
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New Observer: West Nordic Council

"Being granted Observer status to the Arctic Council is an important step for the West Nordic Council to further strengthen its already substantial Arctic activities...
11 Sep 2017
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Anna Degteva to be new Executive Secretary of the Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat

The Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat is proud to announce the hiring of a new Executive Secretary. Anna Degteva, who belongs to the Veps indigenous people of Russia, has b...
04 Sep 2017
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Interview: Renée Sauvé, Chair of PAME

"Finland is providing leadership on initiatives that clearly link to the stewardship of the Arctic marine environment, such as their efforts related to environmental...
28 Aug 2017
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Interview: Jens Peter Holst-Andersen, Chair of EPPR

"Basically, EPPR works on saving lives and protecting the environment. Both subjects should inspire everyone."
14 Aug 2017
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Interview: Ulrik Westman, Chair of ACAP

Pursuing improved environmental performance and reducing contaminants in the Arctic requires endurance. Some of our projects have been active for over a decade, and I bel...
07 Aug 2017
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New Observer: Oceana

"Oceana welcomes the opportunity to apply lessons learned around the world about sound ecosystem management and ocean conservation practices to protect one of the la...
31 Jul 2017
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New Observer: ICES

"ICES is keen to work with the Arctic Council to improve scientific understanding in the Arctic..."
27 Jul 2017
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New Observer: National Geographic Society

"Being an observer at the Arctic Council is essential for the National Geographic Society to be more effective in our Arctic mission."
24 Jul 2017
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New Observer: OSPAR

"As OSPAR Region I is Arctic waters, it has been very important for OSPAR to engage with the Arctic Council to complement the work in the Arctic Council Working Grou...
20 Jul 2017
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New Observer: World Meteorological Organization

"The WMO has a lot to offer for the Arctic countries ranging from weather, climate, and ice monitoring systems to Arctic safety services and Arctic science."
17 Jul 2017
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Interview: Cynthia Jacobson, Chair of CAFF

"From my perspective, we have a clear opportunity now to do things well in the Arctic, and that is what the Arctic Council is all about."
13 Jul 2017
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