To strengthen the work of the Council by reducing vulnerability and implementing adaptation initiatives related to climate change in the Arctic, including practical community-based actions.

Recent Submissions

  • SDWG Strategic Framework - Part One: Strategic Vision; Part Two: Implementation Plan 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017-02-13)
    Through its work, the SDWG will develop networks that strengthen the capacity of Arctic Indigenous peoples and Arctic communities as a whole. The aim is to provide decision-makers with knowledge-based information, derived ...
  • Meeting Summary: Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), Kotzebue, Alaska, February 07-08, 2017 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017-02-13)
    Meeting summary, from the SDWG gathering in Kozebue, Alaska, 7-8 February 2017.
  • SDWG Strategic Framework 2017 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Sustainable Development Working Group, 2017-05-11)
    The Framework constitutes the context in which the SDWG's activities will be conducted over the period 2017-2030. It provides the SDWG with a Strategic Vision statement and an Implementation plan that frame the Working ...
  • The Sea Ice Never Stops. Circumpolar Inuit Reflections on Sea Ice Use and Shipping in Inuit Nunaat. 

    Inuit Circumpolar Council (Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), 2014-12)
    This expanded survey by the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) is the product of an ongoing contribution to the Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) conducted by the Arctic Council. An earlier scoping report, The Sea Ice ...
  • Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Arctic 

    Njåstad, Birgit; Kelman, Ilan; Rosenberg, Stein (Norwegian Polar Institute, 2009)
    This document constitutes the final report of the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group’s project on Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Arctic (VACCA). The VACCA project was initiated ...
  • Arctic Marine Transport Workshop 

    Brigham, Lawson; Ellis, Ben (Institute of the North, U.S.; Arctic Research Commission; International Arctic Science Committee., 2004)
    Amid growing interest and concern over the rapid climate changes occurring in the Arctic, experts in Arctic marine transport, international marine safety, as well as researchers of sea ice and climate change met at the ...