Arctic Council Repository

The Ottawa Declaration of 1996 formally established the Arctic Council as a high level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, with the involvement of the Arctic Indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.

This repository holds reports and assessments produced by the Arctic Council.

Recent Submissions

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    Annual Report 2022
    (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2023-11-24) Arctic Council Secretariat; Arctic Council Secretariat
    Annual Report for the Arctic Council Secretariat, 2022
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    Norwegian Chairship Wildland Fires Initiative Summary
    (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2023-11) Arctic Council Secretariat
    The Norwegian Chairship of the Arctic Council (2023-2025) is launching a Wildland Fires Initiative, which seeks to elevate this urgent climate change issue on the Arctic Council’s agenda, and beyond, to increase circumpolar collaboration, knowledge sharing, and partnership. The initiative will include public panels and outreach campaigns that will span across the Norwegian Chairship term.
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    Status and Trends for Arctic Conservation Measures
    (CAFF / PAME, 2023-11-01) Barry, Tom; Helgasson, Hólmgrímur; Guðmundsdóttir, Soffía; Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF); Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)
    The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) and Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) working groups of the Arctic Council developed this update on the 2017 indicator report (CAFF-PAME 2017). It provides an overview of the status and trends of protected areas in the Arctic and an overview of Other Effective area-based Conservation Measures. The data used represents the results of the 2020 update to the Arctic Protected Areas Database submitted by each of the Arctic Council member states. This report uses the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) definition for protected areas (Box 1) which includes a wide range of Management Categories – from strict nature reserves to protection with sustainable use. Consequently, the level of protection and governance of these areas varies throughout the circumpolar region.

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