The Arctic Council with its eight member countries USA, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland, is one of many organizations dedicated to protecting and speaking up for the Arctic region. 351 more words
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Many of you are probably aware of the fact that Finland holds the Chairmanship in the Arctic Council 2017-2019. The Arctic Council is the leading intergovernmental forum for addressing issues concerning and related to the Arctic Region. 182 more words
A little over four years ago, as several Asian countries were vying for observer status in the Arctic Council, there was some concern over what might happen if they were not admitted. 1,168 more words
Tillerson Talks Climate Change at Arctic Meet -- "We are going to make the right decision for the United States," said Tillerson.
MAY 16, 2017, 9:54 A.M. E.D.T.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed an agreement recognising the landmark Paris climate accord at a meeting of Arctic nations in Alaska on Thursday, but said President Donald Trump was not rushing to decide whether to leave or weaken U.S. 707 more words
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed an agreement recognizing the landmark Paris climate accord at a meeting of Arctic nations in Alaska on Thursday, but said President Donald Trump was not rushing to decide whether to leave or weaken U.S. 345 more words
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will participate in advancing climate change research in the Arctic, a State Department official said on Monday, ahead of a summit of Arctic nations later this week where Washington’s commitment to tackling climate change will likely be questioned. 270 more words
Foreign ministers avert 'major political problem' as Russia and U.S. play nicely on Arctic, climate change
OTTAWA — Canada and other Arctic nations were pleasantly surprised this week when Donald Trump’s representative signed a joint statement acknowledging the Paris climate agreement. 708 more words