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    • Sustainable Management and Resilience of Arctic Wetlands Scoping Study Results/findings from phase 1 (2019) 

      Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group of the Arctic Council (www.caff.is) is undertaking an initiative on enhancing engagement at all levels (technical, policy, etc) in relation to the roles and ...
    • MOSPA After Action Report 

      Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      The 2018 Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic (MOSPA) Tabletop Exercise (TTX) was sponsored by the Arctic Council’s Emergency Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (EPPR) ...
    • State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Key Findings and Advice for Monitoring 

      Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      The State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report (SAFBR), is a product of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) Freshwater Group of the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) ...
    • Planning guidance for MOSPA Exercises 

      Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      The Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Spill Preparedness and Response in the Arctic (MOSPA Agreement) aims to strengthen emergency cooperation and coordination of Arctic oil spill response operations amongst the eight ...
    • Legal issues related to the MOSPA Agreement, 2013 

      Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      This summary report is based on a comprehensive study commissioned by the Norwegian Coastal Administration and was written by Alla Pozdnakova, Henrik Ringbom, and Erik Røsæg of the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law ...
    • EPPR ARCSAFE Summary Status Report 

      Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      Arctic council – EPPR cross-country cooperation network(s) to improve emergency prevention, response and the safety of rescue workers in case of a maritime accident involving a potential release of radioactive substances ...
    • AMAP Strategic Framework 2019+ 

      Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      The Arctic is experiencing unprecedented change, including climate change, due to human activities within and outside the region. These changes are complex and are attracting global attention, resulting in a growing need ...
    • Biological Effects of Contaminants on Arctic Wildlife & Fish Summary for Policy-makers 

      Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      The Arctic and its inhabitants harbor elevated levels of environmental pollutants, most of which originate from the industrialized centers and agricultural regions of lower latitudes. Chemical pollutants transported via ...
    • Arctic Ocean Acidification Assessment: 2018 Summary for Policymakers 

      Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      Oceans around the world are acidifying, primarily due to absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Ocean acidification — commonly defined as an ongoing fall in pH of seawater — poses a threat to marine organisms, ...
    • Arctic Coastal Biodiversity Monitoring Plan 

      Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      The primary goal of the Coastal Expert Monitoring Group (CEMG) is to develop a long term, integrated, multi-disciplinary, circumpolar Arctic Coastal Biodiversity Monitoring Plan (the ‘Coastal Monitoring Plan’) that relies ...
    • Meaningful Engagement of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Marine Activities Part II Report 

      Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      The Meaningful Engagement of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Marine Activities (MEMA) Part II project sets out to take stock of existing practices for engagement of Indigenous peoples and local communities in ...
    • Desktop Study on Marine Litter Including Microplastics in the Arctic 

      Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      The Desktop Study on Marine Litter including Microplastics in the Arctic (Phase I) project collected all relevant and existing literature and scientific studies on marine litter in the Arctic. The aim was to better understand ...
    • One Health: Activities and Achievements (2017-19) 

      Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      The One Health process advances a multidisciplinary approach to health risks for humans, animals, plants and the environment. During the U.S. Chairmanship (2015-17) of the Arctic Council, the U.S. and Canada introduced a ...
    • Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) Workplan 2019-2023 

      Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      The 2013 Arctic Biodiversity Assessment found that Many Arctic migratory species are threatened by overharvest and habitat alteration outside the Arctic, especially birds along the East Asian flyway. AMBI provides ...
    • CAFF Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program State of Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report 

      Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      Arctic freshwater ecosystems (lakes, rivers, and associated wetlands) are threatened by climate change and human development that can affect freshwater biodiversity. Such effects will change not only the distributions and ...
    • Underwater Noise in the Arctic: A State of Knowledge Report 

      Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      The Arctic region is a unique environment when it comes to underwater noise and the potential impacts that increasing noise levels could have on animals in the Arctic. There are a number of factors which contribute to its ...
    • SDWG Suggestions on ARAF for consideration by SAOs 

      Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      SAOs requested SDWG to provide advice regarding the ARAF project and its future disposition. SDWG’s “suggestions” are found in Section I below. These suggestions are to be distinquished from the “recommendations” of the ...
    • Teacher Education for Diversity and Equality in the Arctic 

      Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      Sustainable development of the Arctic requires teachers who are highly engaged and have a special relationship with the Arctic environment, its peoples and communities. Teachers are essential stakeholders for a sustainable ...
    • Project CREATeS – Circumpolar Resilience, Engagement and Action Through Story 

      Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      The two quotations that open this report – the first from the digital story of a young Iñupiaq woman from Alaska, the second from a digital story by two Greenlandic Inuit women – showcase the strength and creativity of ...
    • Arctic Marine Strategic Plan Implementation Progress Report 2017- 2019 

      Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      The Arctic Council’s Arctic Marine Strategic Plan 2015-2025 (AMSP) provides a framework to guide its actions to protect Arctic marine and coastal ecosystems and to promote conservation and sustainable development.