Press Release; Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting, Held in Barrow, Alaska, October 12-13, 2000

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U.S. State Department
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The Barrow Ministerial meeting set the Arctic Council Agenda for the next two years, and "Ministers held a series of roundtable discussions on the impact of climate variability on Arctic communities and ecosystems; health, education, and economic opportunities of Arctic communities; the threat of contaminants in the Arctic and opportunities for collective action to address the problem; and how to improve cooperation between the Arctic Council and the many organizations and initiatives with a northern focus".