SDWG accomplishments submitted to Arctic Council Ministers Meeting, 07 May 2019
Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG)
The SDWG plays the lead role in addressing the human dimensions of the Arctic within the Arctic Council. Maintaining a focus on the three pillars of sustainable development – social equity, economic development, and environmental protection – the working group encourages the generation and acquisition of new knowledge, capacity building, and innovative approaches to the unique challenges and opportunities emerging in the Arctic. Building self-sufficient, resilient, and healthy Arctic communities for present and future generations – while protecting the environment, subsistence ways of life, and cultural traditions – is a primary goal of the working group.