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Environmental Provisions of Polar Code adopted

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On 15 May, the environmental provisions of the Polar Code were adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). 390 more words

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Improving Economic & Living Conditions for Arctic Communities

At the 9th Arctic Council ministerial meeting, held in Iqaluit, Nunavut Canada in April 2015, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Minister for the Arctic Council, formally handed the Arctic Council Chairmanship to U.S. 143 more words


Obama defends Arctic drilling weeks after Kerry promotes clean energy at Arctic Council

At the Arctic Council ministerial in Iqaluit, Canada on April 25, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waxed poetic about the prospects for clean energy in the Arctic. 1,286 more words


Senior Arctic Official Chair David Balton visits Tromsø

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As the United States’ Chairmanship of the Arctic Council picks up steam, the new Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, Ambassador David Balton, and Senior Advisor Dr. 162 more words

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As U.S. assumes chairmanship, what next for Arctic Council?

On April 24, the Arctic Council ministerial convened in Iqaluit, capital of the territory of Nunavut, wrapping up the two-year Canadian chairmanship. Last week, I compared the Iqaluit ministerial to the previous ministerial, which was held in Kiruna, Sweden in 2013. 1,346 more words


US Chairmanship of the Arctic Council: What's coming

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The program for the US Chairmanship of the Arctic Council has three focus areas:

  • Improving Economic & Living Conditions for Arctic Communities…
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From Kiruna to Iqaluit: Arctic Council Goes from Looking out to Looking in

Last Friday, the ninth ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council conference took place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. Ministers from the eight Arctic Council member states, representatives of the permanent participants convened under frigid blue skies in Nunavut’s capital, which is surprisingly still several degrees under the Arctic Circle. 1,855 more words