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Arctic Council

Description:

The Arctic Council is a high level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, with the involvement of the Arctic Indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic. Arctic Council Member States are Canada, Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russian Federation, Sweden, and the United States of America. In addition to the Member States, the Arctic Council has the category of Permanent Participants who include the Arctic Athabaskan Council (AAC), Aleut International Association (AIA), Gwich'in Council International (GGI), Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON) and the Saami Council (SC).

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Arctic Council

Keywords

Arctic cooperation, Intergovernmental forum

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures, Ice and Snow

Elements

Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Measures and Actions

Sectors

Biodiversity, Disaster Risk Reduction, Marine and Fisheries

Geographic characterisation

Arctic Region

Countries:
DK, FI, IS, NO, SE

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