The Ecosystem-Based Management expert group, which started its work in 2011, has developed four background documents and a final report addressing the group’s recommendations, which include a policy commitment, a definition of EBM in the Arctic, a set of principles for EBM in the Arctic, and a set of high-priority activities for coordinating and improving the EBM work of the Arctic Council. Examples include the need to develop an overarching EBM goal for the Arctic Council, implement international EBM initiatives, and ensure coordination and reporting for EBM activities of the Arctic Council and its working groups. The Expert Group concluded its work by delivering its final report to the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting in May 2013.

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  • Trondheim December 2014 - EBM Workshop Report 

    Arctic Council Secretariat (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2014-12-01)
    "[A] group of Arctic Council Member State representatives, Working Group members, and EBM experts met in Trondheim, Norway in December, 2014 to discuss the follow-up activites of the 2013 EBM report’s recommendations, ...
  • ADVANCING ECOSYSTEM BASED MANAGEMENT (EBM) IN THE WORK OF THE ARCTIC COUNCIL. 

    Arctic Council Ecosystem Based Management Experts Group (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2012)
    This paper builds on the intersessional document “Definition and Principles of Ecosystem Based Management in the Arctic”, the findings identified in the “Knowledge and Process Needs for EBM in the Arctic” intersessional ...
  • Report of the 3rd Arctic Council Ecosystem-based Management Experts Group Meeting. October 3 – 5, 2012, Tromsø, Norway. 

    Arctic Council Ecosystem Based Management Experts Group (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2012)
    "The 3rd meeting of the EBM Experts Group was co-chaired by Magnús Jóhannesson, Secretary General, Iceland Ministry for the Environment and Laura Píriz, Senior Analyst, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management. ...
  • DEFINITIONS AND PRINCIPLES FOR EBM IN THE ARCTIC. 

    Arctic Council Ecosystem Based Management Experts Group (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2012)
    The purpose of this document is to provide an initial draft of the Definition and Principles paper, for consideration at the Expert Group’s April 2012 meeting in Gothenberg, Sweden. It reflects input received from Expert ...
  • Ecosystem-Based Management in the Arctic 

    Unknown author (Arctic Council, 2013-05)
    The Ecosystem-Based Management expert group has developed four background documents and a final report addressing the group’s recommendations, which include a policy commitment, a definition of EBM in the Arctic, a set of ...