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
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SAO Meetings
Task Forces
  • Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic: Perspectives from the Baffin Bay/Davis Strait Region 

    Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), 2018)
    This report presents the results of the 2018 AMAP Assessment of Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic (AACA): Perspectives from the Baffin Bay/Davis Strait Region. This is one of the three pilot study regions included ...
  • Summary Report, SAO Plenary meeting, Levi, Finland, March 2018 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018)
    Summary report from plenary session at SAO meeting in Levi, 22-23 March 2018
  • Presentations from Levi 2018 SAO Meeting 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018)
    Slides from presentations held at the SAO Meeting in Levi, Finland 22-23 March 2018. Some of the topics include meteorological cooperation, connectivity in the Arctic, as well as updates on upcoming events such as the ...
  • A global audit of the status and trends of Arctic and Northern Hemisphere goose populations 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018)
    This report attempts to review the abundance, status and distribution of natural wild goose populations in the northern hemisphere. The report comprises three parts that 1) summarise key findings from the study and the ...
  • SDWG Meeting, Chair's Summary, Levi, Finland, 19-20 March 2018 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018-03-23)
    Sustainable Development Working Group meeting, Chair's summary.
  • SDWG Working Group Progress Report to SAOs Levi, Finland, March 21-23, 2018 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018-03-23)
    The next SDWG Meeting will take place in Levi, Finland on 19-20 March 2018, immediately prior to the SAO Meeting. Approximately 95 participants are registered for this SDWG meeting. Updates and progress reports on 13 active ...
  • Pame Working Group Progress Report to SAOs Levi, Finland, March 2018 

    Proterction of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018-03-23)
    PAME Working Group progress report to Senior Arctic Official meeting in Levi, Finland, March 2018.
  • EPPR Working Group Report to SAOs, March 2018 in Levi 

    Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Responce (EPPR) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018-03-23)
    EPPR held its second meeting of 2017 in Malmö, Sweden on December 5-7. 57 participants attended representing the Arctic States, one Permanent Participant (AIA), one Working Group (PAME), fourobserver states (Germany, ...
  • CAFF Working Group Progress Report to SAOs, Levi, Finland, March 2018 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018-03-23)
    CAFF Working Group progress report to Senior Arctic Officials meeting in Levi, Finland, March 2018.
  • AMAP Progress Report to the SAO Meeting, Levi, Finland 22-23 March 2018 

    Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018-03-23)
    Significant parts of AMAPs work on climate and pollution issues are of a continuing nature, responsive to the long-term visions of the Arctic Council, in particular concerning sustainable development, environmental protection ...
  • ACAP Working Group Report to SAOs, March 2018 in Levi 

    Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018-03-23)
    ACAP held its third meeting of 2017 in Anchorage, USA, November 7-9, 2017. 15 participants attended representing six AC countries (Kingdom of Denmark and Iceland were absent), two Permanent Participants (AIA and ICC), one ...
  • Connectivity in the Arctic Discussion paper 

    The Finnish Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018-03-02)
    The importance of well-functioning communication networks and services for human activities, safety and economic development in the Arctic is widely recognized. The first attempt to address the issue of connectivity within ...
  • Preparations for the Arctic Resilience Forum Background paper 

    Finland (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018-02-19)
    The Arctic Resilience Forum will be held in Rovaniemi, Finland on 10-11 September 2018. The Forum is part of the implementation of the Arctic Resilience Action Framework (ARAF).
  • Update on the Arctic Resilience Action Framework (ARAF) Implementation Project 

    Co-Leads of the ARAF Implementation Project (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018-02-22)
    The Arctic Resilience Action Framework (ARAF)1 is an organizing framework to improve coordination and enhance learning and information-sharing, using the resilience approach as a tool. The ARAF was developed with input ...
  • The Arctic Council at COP23 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018-03-22)
    Outcome report of the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany November 2017.
  • The SDGs in the Arctic - Local and Global Perspectives 

    Kingdom of Denmark (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018-03-22)
    On Friday 1 December 2017, Mr. Anders Samuelsen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark, and Ms. Suka K. Frederiksen, Minister of Independence, Foreign Affairs and Agriculture, Greenland, in partnership ...
  • Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference report, Finland, 14-16 November, 2017 

    The Finnish Chairmanship (The Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018-03-22)
    The Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference focused in combining United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and the Arctic. The main objective of the conference was to bring the Sustainable Development Goals closer ...
  • Arctic Meteorological Cooperation discussion paper 

    The Finnish Chairmanship (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018-02-22)
    The Arctic is warming faster than any other area in the world. Climate change and increased economic activity in the Arctic increase the demand for meteorological and oceanographic observations, scientific research and ...
  • Arctic Council Secretariat auditor's report 2017 

    Ernst & Young AS (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018-03-02)
    Report of the audit of the 2017 financial statements by an independent auditor.
  • Arctic Council Secretariat 2017 annual report draft 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018)
    In 2017, the Arctic Council Secretariat (ACS) bid farewell to its first director, Magnús Jóhannesson, welcomed a new director, Nina Buvang Vaaja, and brought on board a new executive secretary for the Indigenous Peoples’ ...

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