To consider future projects and activities in relation to the Arctic region as an energy consumer, and the importance of environmentally friendly economic activity in the energy sector to ongoing social and economic development in the Arctic region.

Recent Submissions

  • SDWG Report on Arctic Energy 

    SDWG (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2009)
    The SDWG has prepared this report to: Identify some emerging Arctic energy issues; Reference completed Arctic Council projects and activities relating to energy; Provide some background information on energy sectors in an ...
  • Best Waste Management Practices for Small and Remote Arctic Communities 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    The basic purpose of a sound solid waste management program is to protect the health of local residents and the environment upon which they depend. Modern technologies and economies-of-scale can allow urban Arctic communities ...
  • Arctic Sustainable Energy Futures: The Arctic Community Energy Planning And Implementation (ACEPI) Toolkit Final Report 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    Each community in the Arctic is unique, with vast differences in geography, resources, and needs. However, maximizing the use of clean energy resources for affordable and reliable electricity and heating is consistently a ...
  • Arctic Community Energy Planning And Implementation Toolkit 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    Gwich’in saw the promise in the Arctic Council, when we applied for Permanent Participant status in 2002. As the most most northerly First Nation in Canada, our communities are at the forefront of a changing climate. We ...
  • Arctic Community Energy Planning and Implementation Toolkit 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
    Each Arctic community is unique, with vast differences in geography, resources and needs. Yet in most communities, reliable and affordable electricity and heating are high priorities.
  • Arctic Remote Energy Network Academy (ARENA) Achievements Report 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
    Throughout the Arctic, there are many examples of human resourcefulness and creativity in developing and adapting technology to the challenging environment and remoteness of the region. Maximizing the use of locally available ...
  • 2017 Arctic Energy Summit Finland Final Report 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
    The biennial Arctic Energy Summit, an endorsed project of the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), is a multi-disciplinary event, drawing together several-hundred industry officials, scientists, ...
  • Arctic Renewable Energy Atlas; Project Presentation 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Sustainable Development Working Group, 2017-05-11)
    The Arctic Renewable Energy Atlas (AREA) is an endorsed project of the Arctic Council's Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), intended to enhance knowledge of the best practices and local adoption of renewable ...
  • Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA) Project Proposal Template 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), 2016)
    Objective of Project: "The Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy project addresses the need for the development of community energy experts to ensure affordable, reliable, renewable source energy solutions for Arctic ...
  • The Arctic Energy Summit: The Arctic as an Emerging Energy Province. Final Report and Technical Proceedings 

    Hemsath, James R. (Arctic Council, U.S. Department of State, Institute of the North, 2010)
    The objective of the Arctic Energy Summit is to bring attention to the challenges of developing the various energy assets in the High North and, in this region of energy wealth, to discover ways in which to eliminate energy ...