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
Expert Groups and Other Initiatives
Ministerial Meetings
Observers
Other Significant Documents
SAO Meetings
Task Forces
  • EPPR Strategic Plan 

    Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2016-03-16)
    EPPR is assigned the responsibility for maintaining the Operational Guidelines that implement the Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic (MOSPA) to which all Arctic Council ...
  • Marine Environmental Response (MER) Experts Group Mandate 

    Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017-06-29)
    The MER Experts Group’s purpose is to focus specifically on promoting the implementation of the Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic (MOSPA) and its Operational Guidelines ...
  • Search and Rescue (SAR) Experts Group Mandate 

    Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017-06-29)
    The SAR EG reports to the EPPR as a guiding body. The group`s purpose is to facilitate high-level, intergovernmental discourse on Arctic SAR issues and to ensure the implementation of the Arctic SAR agreement.
  • Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) 2017 

    Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), 2017)
    The Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) assessment is a periodic update to the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, published in 2005 by AMAP, CAFF, and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC).
  • Common objectives and priorities for the Norwegian, Danish and Swedish chairmanships of the Arctic Council (2006-2012) 

    Norwegian Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2006)
    Delivering results on the major challenges facing the Arctic region takes more time than a two-year chairmanship allows. The purpose of this paper is to promote continuity in the work of the AC by identifying common ...
  • Statements from Oulu 2017 Observer Special Session: Observer States 

    Multiple Authors (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017)
    The Observer States' statements from the Observer Special Session during the Senior Arctic Official's Plenary meeting in Oulu, October 2017. The following observer states presentations are included in this entry: China, ...
  • Statements from Oulu 2017 Observer Special Session: Observer Organizations 

    Multiple Authors (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017)
    The Observer Organizations' statements from the Observer Special Session during the Senior Arctic Official's Plenary meeting in Oulu, October 2017. The following observer organization presentations are included in this ...
  • List of Participants, Oulu SAO Plenary Meeting, 2017 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017)
    Participant list from the Oulu SAO meeting held in October 2017.
  • Presentations from Oulu 2017 SAO Meeting 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017-10)
    Slides from presentations held at the SAO Meeting in Oulu, Finland 25-26 October 2017. Some of the topics include updates from the Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation (TFAMC) and the Task Force on Improved Connectivity ...
  • ACAP Working Group Report to SAOs, October 2017 in Oulu 

    ACAP (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017)
    Summary of ACAP's activities, as submitted to the SAO meeting in Oulu, Finland
  • Arctic Cooperation in Education 

    Finnish Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017)
    The Arctic states have recognized the need for international cooperation in education and research as an indispensable element of sustainable development in the region. It is essential that education takes into consideration ...
  • The Work of the Arctic Council on Pollution Prevention 

    Finnish Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017)
    In accordance with the Arctic States’ commitment to protect the Arctic environment, the Arctic Council Working Groups carry out a multitude of activities. These include assessments and recommendations on environmental ...
  • Summary Report from the First Meeting of TFAMC-II 

    TFAMC-II Co-Chairs (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017)
    The Task Force on Arctic Marine Cooperation (TFAMC-II) held its first meeting in Helsinki, Finland on September 14-15, 2017. The meeting was chaired by Anita Mäkinen (Finland), Jóhann Sigurjónsson (Iceland), and Gabriel ...
  • Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum's Terms of Reference (ASBPIF-ToR) 

    Proterction of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017)
    The PAME I-2017 Meeting (Feb. 2017) adopted a RoD approving Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Arctic Shipping Best Practices Information Forum.
  • PAME II-2017 Working Group Meeting Report 

    Proterction of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017)
    Summary Report of the second PAME Working Group meeting in 2017, held in Helsinki Finland.
  • Scoping for Resilience and Management of Arctic Wetlands 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017)
    This initiative is focused on enhancing engagement in relation to the roles and functions of Arctic wetlands as a resource for humans and biodiversity, to support sustainable development and resilience in the Arctic.
  • PSI NEFCO Report to SAOs 

    NEFCO (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017)
    The Arctic Council PSI Guidelines requires the Fund Manager (NEFCO) to semi-annually present to the SAOs a report on the activities pertaining to the PSI.
  • AMAROK: The Arctic Council tracking tool; "mini-report" and "maxi-report" 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017)
    Amarok, Arctic Council Tracking Tool, submitted to the Arctic Council's Senior Arctic Officials meeting in Oulu, Finland, October 2017.
  • SAO Plenary Meeting Agenda 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017)
    Agenda for the first SAO plenary meeting during the second Finnish Chairmanship.
  • SDWG Report to SAOs, October 2017 in Oulu 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017)
    Summary of SDWG's activities, as submitted to the SAO meeting in Oulu, Finland

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