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  • State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity: Key Findings and Advice for Monitoring 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-09)
    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) ...
  • Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane Summary Of Progress And Recommendations 2019 

    Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane (EGBCM) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    Black carbon and methane are air pollutants and short-lived climate pollutants. Exposure to fine particulate matter, including black carbon, has long been linked to premature deaths and a variety of other public health ...
  • Desktop Study on Marine Litter including Microplastics in the Arctic 

    Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    The Arctic Council’s working group Protection of Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) conducted the “Desktop Study on Marine Litter, including Microplastics in the Arctic” as part of the first phase of a Marine Litter Project ...
  • 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 ...
  • Amap Assessment 2018 Biological Effects Of Contaminants On Arctic Wildlife & Fish Summary For Policy-Makers 

    Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    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, 2019-05)
    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, ...
  • Actions for Arctic Biodiversity 2013-2021 - Implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05)
    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 is reviewed and updated ...
  • 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 ...
  • National Best practices examples, Arctic Environment Ministers' meeting, Rovaniemi, Finland, 11-12 October 2018 

    Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2018-10)
    This document compiles the examples of national best practices the Chairmanship has received from the Arctic Council Member States. The Member States were instructed to explore best practices - type of solutions of high ...
  • Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) 2017 

    Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), 2017)
    The Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) assessment is a periodic update to the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, published in 2005 by AMAP, CAFF, and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC).
  • Fact Sheet - Black Carbon Circumpolar Best Practices Report 

    Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017-05)
    Fact sheet on the Black Carbon Circumpolar Best Practices Report.
  • State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity; Key Findings and Advice for Monitoring 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, 2017-05-11)
    The State of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Report (SAMBR), is a product of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CMBP) of the Arctic Council's Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group. The ...
  • Chemicals of Emerging Arctic Concern; Summary for Policy-makers 

    Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), 2017-05-11)
    AMAP's initial assessments of these issues in 1997 contributed significantly to the negotiation of international agreements, such as the 'UNECE's Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) Protocol on ...
  • The Economy of the North 2015 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Sustainable Development Working Group, 2017-05-11)
    The objective of The Economy of the North 2015 is to present a comprehensive overview of the economy of the circumpolar Arctic, including the traditional production activities of the indigenous peoples. The ECONOR III ...
  • Arctic Protected Areas; Indicator Report, 2017 

    Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME); Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna and Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment, 2017-05-11)
    CAFF and PAME Working Groups of the Arctic Council developed this indicator report. It provides an overview of the status and trends of protected areas in the Arctic.
  • Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA); Summary for Policy-makers 

    Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), 2017-05-11)
    The Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) assessment is a periodic update to the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, published in 2005 by AMAP, CAFF, and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC).
  • Arctic Invasive Alien Species: Strategy and Action Plan 2017 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF); Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna and Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment, 2017-05-11)
    Globally, invasive alien species are among the most significant drivers of biodiversity loss (McNeely et al. 2001, Bellard et al. 2016) and, in some ecosystems, they are clearly the primary contributors to species endangerment ...
  • Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane (EGBCM) Overivew of Preliminary Recommendations 

    EGBCM Chair (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2016-09-05)
    Preliminary recommendations, developed by the Arctic Council Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane.
  • Circumpolar Best Practices: Policy and Financing Options for Black Carbon Emission Reductions from Diesel Sources 

    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2015-07)
    "This report discusses best practices of BC emission reductions from diesel sources in the Arctic Council nations. Policies aimed at reducing diesel BC emissions in the Arctic Council countries like emission standards for ...
  • Summary for policy-makers. Arctic Resilience Interim Report 2013. 

    Arctic Council (Stockholm Environment Institute; Stockholm Resilience Centre., 2013)
    Summary for Policymakers based on the Arctic Resilience Report 2013, that was delivered by the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Stockholm Resilience Centre to the Arctic Council's 8th Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna, ...

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