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Arctic Council launches photography contest for its new magazine, ‘Pathways’

Call for photograph submissions, open until 24 March 2021
23 Feb 2021

25 years of peace and cooperation – Highlights from the Arctic Frontiers panel

On the occasion of the Arctic Council’s anniversary, the Arctic Frontiers 2021 virtual conference hosted a high-level dialogue on the Council’s track record of 25 years o...
19 Feb 2021

Coronavirus in the Arctic: A stress test

One year into the pandemic we speak to two frontline experts on the coronavirus in the Arctic, the Danish infectious disease physician, Dr. Anders Koch, and the American ...
11 Feb 2021

Bonding through Activity: The creation of Arctic Council Active

In this guest post by Benjamin Strong, he recounts the inspiration behind Arctic Council Active and the goal of moving the distance of the Arctic Circle
08 Feb 2021

Arctic Council launches ‘Arctic Council Active’ – and you can join

Calling all active Arctic inhabitants and enthusiasts to join #ArcticCouncilActive with an ambitious starting goal: moving the distance around the Arctic Circle before th...
08 Feb 2021
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Arctic Frontiers panel: The Arctic Council - 25 Years of Peace and Cooperation

The Arctic Council and the Arctic Frontiers host a high-level panel on the occasion of the Arctic Council’s anniversary
28 Jan 2021

Interview with the Arctic Council Social, Economic and Cultural Expert Group

What is the Social, Economic and Cultural Expert Group? What issues and projects is it involved in? Learn about this Expert Group of the Sustainable Development Working G...
12 Jan 2021

Interview with the Arctic Council’s Arctic Human Health Expert Group

What is the Arctic Human Health Expert Group? What issues and projects is it involved in? Learn about this Expert Group of the Sustainable Development Working Group throu...
11 Jan 2021
Old Crow solar farm (Photo: GBP Creative)

The Old Crow Solar Project

Old Crow is off the grid. The closest community is a hundred miles away and no roads lead to the Gwich’in community in the Yukon. Its remote location has for many years r...
14 Dec 2020

Preparing for an Arctic emergency with EPPR and the Arctic Coast Guard Forum

The Council’s EPPR Working Group and Arctic Coast Guard Forum are working together to make the Arctic a safer place through coordinated emergency preparedness. Their late...
09 Dec 2020

Finding the nexus between water, energy and food in the Arctic

The Sustainable Development Working Group of the Arctic Council will launch the first water, energy and food nexus study in the Arctic. The project will identify intercon...
03 Dec 2020

An actionable blueprint: the Arctic Resilience Forum 2020

The second Arctic Resilience Forum was hosted entirely online – and successfully so. We spoke to the two main organizers: Jennifer Spence, the Executive Secretary of the ...
02 Dec 2020

Interview with Meredith Rubin, the United States' Senior Arctic Official

Meredith Rubin is a career Foreign Service Officer with a lot of Arctic experience under her belt. We asked her about her experience, what she enjoys about her work and h...
02 Dec 2020

EPPR helps small communities prepare for oil spill risks with launch of educational video

The video creates awareness on impacts and risks of oil spills and challenges they may create in small communities
01 Dec 2020

Navigating Arctic waters with the Arctic Council and the International Maritime Organization

Through the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group, the Arctic Council and IMO work together to encourage implementation of the Polar Code. Now in its ...
27 Nov 2020

Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum Sees Record Attendance with Major Increase in Usage of its Web Portal

The Arctic Council’s Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment established the Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum to raise awareness o...
25 Nov 2020

A toolbox for comprehensive plastics monitoring in the Arctic

AMAP’s Expert Group on Litter and Microplastics is developing the first monitoring plan that is looking for plastics in the entire ecosystem
20 Nov 2020

Sustainable solutions in a virtual setting

Green energy, youth engagement and a sneak-peak into the plans for the upcoming Russian Chairmanship were some of the points on the agenda of the first ever virtual Senio...
19 Nov 2020

Climate and marine environment on the agenda for the Icelandic Chairmanship’s second Senior Arctic Officials meeting

The virtual meeting will focus on climate and green energy solutions; marine environment issues; and human health; and initiate preparations for the Arctic Council Minist...
15 Nov 2020

A step towards stronger and better coordination on marine topics

When the Arctic Council’s new marine cooperation initiative, the Senior Arctic Officials’ (SAO) based Marine Mechanism (SMM), was launched in September 2020, the Chair of...
04 Nov 2020
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Calendar

March
10 Mar-11 Mar 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Online
16 Mar-18 Mar 2021
SAO Plenary Meeting Online
April
14 Apr-15 Apr 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Online
May
19 May-20 May 2021
Ministerial Meeting Iceland
September
27 Sep-01 Oct 2021
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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