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Arctic Council Active launches ‘Anniversary Relay Race’

Learn more about the Arctic Council while logging kilometers in a joint effort to move with our Arctic fox through the Council’s history
22 Sep 2021

Russian Chairmanship Youth Envoy: “The Arctic is full of young talents”

Strengthening the potential of Arctic youth stands high on the Russian Chairmanship agenda and one of the first initiates was to launch a call for a Chairmanship Youth En...
22 Sep 2021

The Arctic Council celebrates 25 years of Arctic cooperation

The world’s leading international forum for Arctic cooperation reflects on the unique collaboration among Arctic States and Arctic Indigenous Peoples, and looks forward t...
16 Sep 2021

Interview with Louis Crishock, the United States' Senior Arctic Official

Louis Crishock has over 20 years of experience with the U.S. Foreign Service and was most recently posted in Russia. However, his time serving in the Eastern Caribbean ha...
14 Sep 2021

Interview with Pétur Ásgeirsson, Iceland‘s Senior Arctic Official

Pétur Ásgeirsson has worked for the Icelandic government for nearly 30 years and is no stranger to the Arctic. From his time working in Greenland as a diplomat to his boa...
09 Sep 2021

UArctic 20-year anniversary: Congratulations by the Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials

Today, the University of the Arctic (UArctic) hosted a seminar commemorating its 20-year anniversary. Among the invited speakers was Ambassador Nikolay Korchunov, Chair o...
06 Sep 2021

Time witness reports: An Interview with Robert Kadas, Senior Advisor for Global Affairs Canada

Robert Kadas has been a part of the Arctic Council from its earliest days. Working in the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs with a focus on western and northern C...
23 Aug 2021

Introducing the new ACAP Chair: “The Arctic becomes a part of you”

Patrick Huber is a specialist in some of the planet’s most pressing challenges: environmental and energy issues. As the new Chair of the Arctic Contaminants Action Progra...
18 Aug 2021

Introducing the new EPPR Chair: “Emergencies do not recognize boundaries on a map”

Kathy Nghiem is the new Chair of the Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) Working Group. She brings with her a diverse background and a love of people –...
15 Jul 2021

Introducing the new SDWG Chair: “We can bring concrete results to people in the Arctic"

Dr. Oleg Solyakov is the new Chair of the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) and with the Russian Chairmanship’s focus on people in the Arctic, he enters his ro...
13 Jul 2021

Introducing the new AMAP Chair: “We can only be as good as the people who participate in AMAP”

Throughout his career, Benjamin DeAngelo, the Deputy Director for NOAA’s Climate Program Office, has navigated the space between science and policy, a valuable skill for ...
09 Jul 2021

Introducing the new PAME Chair: “I want people to feel included”

Dr. Jessica Nilsson is the new Chair of the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group (PAME) and she assumes her role with a strong vision: to foster coll...
08 Jul 2021

Introducing the new CAFF Chair: “The Arctic is important for everyone”

Dr. Mia Rönkä is an ecologist, science editor and journalist, writer, poet and the new Chair of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group (CAFF). The leadi...
05 Jul 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...
02 Jul 2021

Following the tracks of snowbirds: The Arctic Demography Index

For the first time, the Arctic Council will develop a comprehensive insight to demographic trends in the Arctic. The Arctic Demography Index will look into the natural ca...
01 Jul 2021

The Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council begins under the theme “Responsible Governance for a Sustainable Arctic”

The first Arctic Council executive meeting during the Russian Chairmanship will focus on the work to be undertaken as set by the Foreign Ministers in the Reykjavik Declar...
28 Jun 2021

An introduction to: The International Agreement to Prevent Unregulated Fishing in the High Seas of the Central Arctic Ocean

Today, the International Agreement to Prevent Unregulated Fishing in the High Seas of the Central Arctic Ocean enters into force. The Agreement will prevent commercial fi...
25 Jun 2021

“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

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

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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September
October
07 Oct-08 Oct 2021
PAME Plenary II 2021 Online
14 Oct-16 Oct 2021
Arctic Circle Assembly 2021 Reykjavik, Iceland
26 Oct-28 Oct 2021
SDWG Plenary and Executive II 2021 Online
27 Oct-28 Oct 2021
EGBCM Meeting Online
November
16 Nov-18 Nov 2021
Arctic Shipping Best Practices Forum Online
30 Nov-02 Dec 2021
SAO Executive and Plenary 2021 Salekhard, Russian Federation

2022

February
14 Feb-18 Feb 2022
PAME Plenary I-2022 Stockholm, Sweden
March
22 Mar-24 Mar 2022
SAO Executive and Plenary I 2022 Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation
August
21 Aug-26 Aug 2022
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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