The Ottawa Declaration of 1996 formally established the Arctic Council as a high level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, with the involvement of the Arctic Indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.

This repository holds reports and assessments produced by the Arctic Council.

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AC Working Group: Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP)
AC Working Group: Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)
AC Working Group: Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
AC Working Group: Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR)
AC Working Group: Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)
AC Working Group: Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG)
Declarations and SAO reports of the Arctic Council
Deputy Ministers' Meetings
Environment Ministers' Meetings
Expert Groups and Other Initiatives
Ministerial Meetings
Observers
Other Significant Documents
SAO Meetings
Task Forces
  • Quick Guide to the AC 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-10-03)
  • State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity: Key Findings and Advice for Monitoring 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-09)
    The State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report (SAFBR), is a product of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) Freshwater Group of the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) ...
  • Alternative fuels in the Arctic 

    Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019)
    Shipping activities in the Arctic impacts on climate change, health and the environment. Introducing alternative fuels in arctic shipping could significantly reduce emissions and impacts, as well as risk associated with ...
  • Marine Fishes of the Arctic Region Volume II 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019)
    Pages of fish photographs with labeled identification characteristics are grouped in this section for use as a field guide. In most cases, the photographs will allow identification of specimens without recourse to the ...
  • Switzerland - Observer Report 2018 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-07)
    The principles of promoting shared well-being, sustainable development, internal cohesion and cultural diversity, which are enshrined in the Swiss Federal Constitution, converge with the Arctic Council’s overall objective ...
  • Arctic Council SAO executive meeting 31 October 2018, Rovaniemi, Finland 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-06)
    According to the “Arctic Council Rules of Procedure” (annex 2), every four years Observers are to state their continued interest in Observer status and will be reviewed in a Ministerial meeting. During the Chairmanship of ...
  • Rovaniemi Ministerial Statements 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05-07)
    Joint declarations of the Foreign Ministers of the Arctic States at the 11th Ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council, held in Rovaniemi, Finland, 7 May, 2019.
  • Address by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Canada 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05-07)
    Address by Minister Chrystia Freeland, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Canada at the Rovaniemi Ministerial meeting, 7. May, 2019.
  • Amarok: The Arctic Council tracking tool; Maxi-report 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    The Arctic Council tracking tool maxi-report as approved at the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting 7 May 2019, Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • Amarok: The Arctic Council tracking tool; Mini-report 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    The Arctic Council tracking tool mini-report as approved at the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting 7 May 2019, Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • Speech by the President of ICC Alaska 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    Inuit Circumpolar Council, Ministerial Statement. Presented by Jimmy Stotts, 6 May 2019, Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • Speech by the Co-Chairman of the GCI 

    Arctic Council (2019-05)
    Gwich’in Council International, Ministerial Statement. Presented by Edward Alexander, May 7, 2019, Rovaniemi, Finland
  • Speech by the Board Vice President of the AIA 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    Statement by Ms. Sally Swetzof, AIA Board Vice President. At the Eleventh Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council, Rovaniemi, May 7, 2019.
  • Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane Summary Of Progress And Recommendations 2019 

    Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane (EGBCM) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    Black carbon and methane are air pollutants and short-lived climate pollutants. Exposure to fine particulate matter, including black carbon, has long been linked to premature deaths and a variety of other public health ...
  • Speech by Chief Bill Erasmus of the AAC 

    Arctic Council (2019-05)
    Chief Bill Erasmus’ Ministerial Statement, 11th Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council, 7 May 2019, Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • Speech by Secretary of State of the United States of America 

    Arctic Council (2019-05)
    Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting May 7, 2019 Lappi Arena Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark 

    Arctic Council (2019-05)
    Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark The Honorable Anders Samuelsen At the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting May 7, 2019 Lappi Arena Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden 

    Arctic Council (2019-05)
    Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden, Her Excellency Margot Wallström, at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting. May 7, 2019, Lappi Arena, Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • Speech by the President of the Saami Council 

    Arctic Council (2019-05)
    Statement by Ms. Åsa Larsson Blind, President of the Saami Council, Eleventh Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council Roavvenjárga, May 7, 2019
  • Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation 

    Arctic Council (2019-05)
    Statement by His Excellency Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. 7 May 2019 Rovaniemi, Finland.

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