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Healthy communities need healthy oceans - An Athabaskan perspective on a sustainable Arctic Ocean

Chief Gary Harrison is chairman of the Chickaloon Native Village, located North-East of Anchorage, Alaska, and representative of the Arctic Athabaskan Council. As the Arc...
19 Oct 2020
Traditional boots on ice

Virtual Arctic Resilience Forum launches in October

The second Arctic Resilience Forum will be held online as a series of ten weekly webinars launching on October 7, 2020.
21 Sep 2020

Innovating the food industry on the top of the world

For millennia, food production has supported population growth, the development of towns and cities, trade and other elements essential to successful human development. Y...
11 Sep 2020

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
A glimpse of how the the Snowflake International Arctic Station will look like upon completion (Image: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology)

The Snowflake International Arctic Station – A hub for energy innovation and cultural exchange

The Snowflake International Arctic Station provides a stepping-stone towards advancing carbon-free technologies in the Arctic. The new Russian year-round research station...
21 Aug 2020
windmills in the Arctic

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

Covid-19 in the Arctic: A briefing document for Senior Arctic Officials

An insight to the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic on Arctic communities.
16 Jul 2020
Abandoned cemetery in Qoornoq, Greenland - former fishermen village in the Nuuk fjord

Historical Context: Influenza and other epidemic infectious diseases in the Arctic

Pandemics have repeatedly struck the Arctic dating back to medieval times when the Plague reached the northern hemisphere. Smallpox was a great killer, cholera was introd...
16 Jul 2020
Historic construction for coal transport, Longyearbyen, Svalbard

“The global demand is a very strong driver affecting the Arctic economy”

An interview with co-editor Iulie Aslaksen about the upcoming “Economy of the North 2020” report (ECONOR IV report)
16 Jun 2020

One Arctic, One Health

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities and leaders around the world and across the Arctic are increasing attention to health issues and challenges. Rapid socia...
12 Jun 2020
Woman sitting at a lake in Northern Norway

Biodiversity and human health: What’s a holistic approach to good health?

Good health is not the mere absence of diseases. It is the result of a complex interplay between factors influencing our daily lives and the surrounding environment. Howe...
02 Jun 2020
Man walking on beach in Iceland (Photo: Hugi Olafsson)

The coronavirus in the Arctic: Spotlight on mental health

As the current pandemic evolves, the focus on the health effects of the coronavirus widens. While nations around the globe implement strict measures to flatten the curve ...
22 Apr 2020

Women of the Arctic Council: Interview with Jennifer Spence, Executive Secretary, Sustainable Development Working Group

In honor of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we spoke with some of the women who work with the Arctic Council to learn more about them, what it means to be a woman i...
02 Mar 2020

The Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA) Program Seeks Renewable Energy Enthusiasts

Calling all renewable energy enthusiasts, the Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA) is seeking its next set of project participants.
19 Feb 2020
Tromso, Norway. Photo: iStock

The Arctic Council at Arctic Frontiers

This year’s conference will focus on the theme “Power of knowledge” and takes place from 26-30 January 2020.
20 Jan 2020

Stepping up youth engagement in the Arctic Council

Arctic youth is not just the future but also the present. A slogan that Indigenous youth leaders coined when they got together for the first Arctic Leaders’ Youth Summit ...
04 Dec 2019

Gender Equality in the Arctic

Gender Equality in the Arctic (GEA) is a project of the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG).
04 Nov 2019
Burnt trees in Alaska. Photo: iStock / A&J Photos

Wildfires don’t respect territorial boundary lines

The Arctic is experiencing its worst wildfire season on record, affecting the environment and communities in the circumpolar North and beyond.
07 Aug 2019

Interview with SDWG Chair Stefán Skjaldarson

"Climate change is affecting the environment very seriously and it will affect the livelihoods of people who are already marginalized by the geographic location and ...
17 Jul 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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11 Nov-12 Nov 2020
SAO Executive Meeting Online / Reykjavik
17 Nov-19 Nov 2020
SAO Plenary Meeting Online / Reykjavik

2021

February
03 Feb-04 Feb 2021
SDWG meeting Reykjanesbær, Iceland
March
09 Mar 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Akureyri, Iceland
10 Mar-11 Mar 2021
SAO Plenary Meeting Akureyri, Iceland
April
14 Apr-15 Apr 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Reykjanesbær, Iceland
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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