To consider that Indigenous Peoples and Arctic communities rely on the sustainable use of natural resources for their health and economic well-being. Increases in shipping, petroleum activities, fishing, mining, climate change and variability require that the management of resources is based on a holistic perspective.

Recent Submissions

  • Good Practices For Environmental Impact Assessment and Meaningful Engagement in the Arctic 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    Increasing economic activity in the Arctic, including a growing number of large-scale projects, provides the rationale for the Arctic Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) project. How to plan and design large-scale projects ...
  • 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 ...
  • Proceedings: Arctic Transportation Infrastructure: Response Capacity and Sustainable Development 

    Unknown author (Arctic Council's Sustainable Development Working Group, 2012)
    The Arctic Maritime and Aviation Transportation Infrastructure Initiative (AMATII) serves as an initial platform for inventorying critical assets in the Arctic’s aviation and maritime environment. The Initiative facilitates ...
  • Circumpolar Information Guide on Mining for Indigenous Peoples & Northern Communities 

    Unknown author (The Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) of the Arctic Council, 2011)
    The Circumpolar Information Guide on Mining recognizes that indigenous and northern communities are central stakeholders for a sustainable Arctic. The purpose of the Guide is to increase the ability of Indigenous peoples ...
  • Best Practices in Ecosystem-based Ocean management in the Arctic 

    Hoel, Alf Håkon (Norwegian Polar Institute, 2009)
    The objective of the project is to present the concepts and practices the Arctic countries have developed for the application of an ecosystembased approach to oceans management. By way of reviewing how countries actually ...
  • Final Report. Sustainable Model for Arctic Regional Tourism (SMART) 

    Sustainable Model for Arctic Regional Tourism (SMART) - project (State Provincial Office of Lapland and Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences, Finland., 2006)
    The purpose of the Sustainable model for Arctic Regional Tourism (SMART) – project was to assist the arctic tourism sector, mainly local small- to medium-sized tourism businesses (SMEs) and other local stakeholders to ...