Progress Report. “Preliminary Science and Policy Perspectives from the ACIA”. Prepared for the Arctic Couoncil’s Senior Arctic Officials Meeting. Svartsengi, Iceland. October 23-24, 2003.

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Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA)
"The Arctic Council in a formal treaty based organization among the eight Arctic Countries (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, the Russian Federation, Sweden and the United States of America.) with permanent participation by the six indigenous peoples organizations of the Arctic (Aleut International Association, Arctic Athabaskan Council, Gwich'in Council International, Inuit Circumpolar Conference, Saami Council, Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North). The Ministerial meeting in October 2000 of the Arctic Council, in partnership with the International Arctic Science Committee, established the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) to: 􀂃 Evaluate and synthesize knowledge on climate variability, climate change, and increased UV radiation and their consequences, and 􀂃 Provide useful and reliable information to the governments, organizations and peoples of the Arctic region in order to support policy-making processes and to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) future work on climate change issues." /.../