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    • 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, ...
    • ACAP Report to SAOs, Ruka, March 2019 

      Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019)
      ACAP held its first working group meeting of 2019 as an online teleconference on February 4, 2019. Participants included representatives from all the Arctic States, one Permanent Participant (AIA), one observer organizations ...
    • Actions for Arctic Biodiversity 2013-2021, Progress report 2017-2019 

      Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019)
      Progress report 2017-2019. The Actions for Arctic Biodiversity, 2013-2021 (Action Plan) comprises the implementation plan for the recommendations from the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA). It is a living document that ...
    • 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 ...
    • AMAROK Mini Update 

      Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019)
      Amarok, Arctic Council Tracking Tool, submitted to the Arctic Council's Senior Arctic Officials meeting in Ruka, Finland, March 2019. This is the mini version, or the short report from the Amarok.
    • Arctic Biodiversity Data Service Progress report: 2017-2019 

      Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019)
      Progress report 2017-2018. The ABDS is the online, interoperable data management system for biodiversity data generated via the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the Arctic Council’s biodiversity working group. ...
    • Arctic Climate Change Update 2019 

      Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      Drawing and building on the findings of AMAP’s Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) 2017 assessment, this document provides updated observations, information from other recent assessments, and conclusions ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 Council Secretariat Annual Report Draft 2018 

      Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      In 2018, the Arctic Council Secretariat (ACS) was on the move – both literally and metaphorically speaking. It was the year the ACS moved into its long-anticipated new offices in “Fram II”, the building next door to the ...
    • Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan (CBMP-Marine Plan) 2019 Annual Work Plan and Status Report 

      Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019)
      The Arctic Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Plan (the CBMP-Marine Plan) is a pan-Arctic, long-term, integrated biodiversity monitoring plan produced by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna’s (CAFF) Circumpolar Biodiversity ...
    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • Arctic Resilience Action Framework (ARAF) Progress Report 2017- 2019 final draft 

      Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (2019-03)
      The Arctic is warming shockingly fast, twice as fast at the rest of the planet, and this warming is bringing dramatic transformation around the circumpolar region. Arctic communities are adapting where possible, but the ...
    • Arctic Sustainable Energy Futures: The Arctic Community Energy Planning and Implementation (ACEPI) Toolkit Final Report 

      Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      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 ...
    • Best Waste Management Practices for Small and Remote Communities 

      Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-03)
      A desk study of best waste management practices used by rural and remote communities in Alaska, Canada, and Finland was undertaken in July – November 2018. This report details results of that work.
    • 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 ...
    • Business Finance in the Arctic 

      Kingdom of Denmark (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018)
      Cracking the code to an efficient, sound-working, and well-coordinated business financial ecosystem in the Arctic is key to enabling businesses to grow. The main aim of the study is to gain a better and deeper understanding ...