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Towards an international symposium on plastics in the Arctic

The “International Symposium on the Threat of Plastics to the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Marine Environment” will take place in Reykjavik 21-23 April 2020.
26 Jun 2019
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First meeting during Iceland's Arctic Council Chairmanship

Iceland hosted its first Senior Arctic Officials’ (SAO) executive meeting since assuming the Arctic Council’s Chairmanship in May.
26 Jun 2019
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Arctic Council Ministers meet, pass Chairmanship from Finland to Iceland, Arctic States conclude Arctic Council Ministerial meeting by signing a joint statement

Today the Foreign Ministers from the eight Arctic States, leaders from the six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations and the Chairs of the Council’s six Working ...
06 May 2019
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Arctic Council accepts IAIA Global Award

The Arctic Council is the recipient of the 2019 Global Award of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA). Today, representatives of the Finnish Ministry...
28 Apr 2019
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We got the recognition we called for – An interview with Gunn-Britt Retter

Gunn-Britt Retter is the Head of the Arctic and Environment Unit of the Saami Council – and one of the delegates that has attended most Ministerial meetings. In this inte...
26 Apr 2019
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Common solutions explored

A preview on the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting and its deliverables
26 Apr 2019
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We got the recognition we called for – An interview with Gunn-Britt Retter (2)

Gunn-Britt Retter is the Head of the Arctic and Environment Unit of the Saami Council – and one of the delegates that has attended most Ministerial meetings. In this inte...
25 Apr 2019
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The final stretch

Ambassador Aleksi Härkönen, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials speaks about the preparations for the Ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi, which will conclude the Finnish C...
23 Apr 2019
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Education – Equal access for equal chances

During the Finnish Chairmanship (2017-2019), the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) initiated two projects with an educational emphasis.
25 Mar 2019
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A Stamp of Approval

At the meeting just concluded in Ruka, Finland, the Senior Arctic Officials reviewed and approved many deliverables for the Ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi in May 2019 i...
14 Mar 2019
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Fast forward through the Chairmanship

On 13-14 March 2019, the Arctic Council will gather in Ruka, Finland for the fourth Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting during the Chairmanship of Finland (2017-2019). With ...
05 Mar 2019
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Resilience and Management of Arctic Wetlands

The Arctic Council Working Group on the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) will host an Arctic wetlands workshop in Stockholm on 7 to 8 March 2019. The project...
04 Mar 2019
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Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) holds workshop in Hainan

Over 85 participants from 20 countries and over 60 organizations flocked to the Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) East Asian-Australasian Flyway Implementation Wor...
11 Feb 2019
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Make it or break it. An Interview with Ambassador Aleksi Härkönen, SAO Chair

The Arctic Council will be hosting "Black carbon in the Arctic and snow-covered regions – a climate forcer and an air pollutant" at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, M...
25 Jan 2019
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Arctic Council receives IAIA 2019 Global Award

The Arctic Council is the recipient of the 2019 Global Award of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA).
09 Dec 2018
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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-12 Nov 2020
SAO Executive Meeting Online / Reykjavik
11 Nov-13 Nov 2020
CAFF Freshwater Steering Group Annual Meeting Oslo, Norway
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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03 Feb-04 Feb 2021
SDWG meeting Reykjanesbær, Iceland
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