SDWG accomplishments submitted to Arctic Council Ministers Meeting, 07 May 2019

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Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG)
The SDWG plays the lead role in addressing the human dimensions of the Arctic within the Arctic Council. Maintaining a focus on the three pillars of sustainable development – social equity, economic development, and environmental protection – the working group encourages the generation and acquisition of new knowledge, capacity building, and innovative approaches to the unique challenges and opportunities emerging in the Arctic. Building self-sufficient, resilient, and healthy Arctic communities for present and future generations – while protecting the environment, subsistence ways of life, and cultural traditions – is a primary goal of the working group.