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Open Letter on the SAO Marine Mechanism to the Arctic Council

Open Letter on the SAO Marine Mechanism to the Arctic Council

Dear Einar Gunnarsson: On behalf of WWF’s Arctic Programme, I congratulate the Icelandic Chairmanship on arranging the first-ever SAO Marine Mechanism webinar series. These webinars were a...

16 November 2020

IMO must close loopholes to stop world’s dirtiest fuel  polluting Arctic waters

IMO must close loopholes to stop world’s dirtiest fuel polluting Arctic waters

Ottawa, Canada – Huge loopholes in a proposed international shipping agreement means vulnerable marine ecosystems and the livelihoods of Arctic peoples will continue to be threatened by sp...

15 October 2020

Disappearing glaciers, Arctic heatwaves and extreme fires

Disappearing glaciers, Arctic heatwaves and extreme fires

SROCC’s chilling predictions are all around us one year later.

16 September 2020

Summer wildfires in the Arctic Circle set new emissions record

Summer wildfires in the Arctic Circle set new emissions record

Summer wildfires in the Arctic exceeded last year’s records for CO2 emissions, according to scientists from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS). The wildfires that raged a...

3 September 2020

WWF launches twitter campaign to #SaveTheIceEdge

WWF launches twitter campaign to #SaveTheIceEdge

The future health of some polar bears and bowhead whales in the Barents Sea is being decided by Norway’s politicians before the end of the month. The Norwegian parliament will either follo...

6 May 2020

Arctic lifeline could be cut by expanding off-shore oil drilling

Arctic lifeline could be cut by expanding off-shore oil drilling

Not long ago, bowhead whales in the Barents Sea, between the Norwegian and Russian Arctic, were thought to be extinct because of whaling activities. But scientists discovered that a small nu...

27 April 2020

COVID-19 Open Letter to Leaders

COVID-19 Open Letter to Leaders

Dear Mr Þórðarson: I reach out to you and the Arctic Council through this open letter at a defining moment in our lives. The extensive and sudden loss of life in the past few months from ...

21 April 2020

Polar bear countries must do more to keep polar bears and people safe: Range States meet in Norway March 4-6, 2020

Polar bear countries must do more to keep polar bears and people safe: Range States meet in Norway March 4-6, 2020

The governments of Canada, Greenland/Kingdom of Denmark, Norway, Russia and the US will meet in Svalbard this week to discuss their continuing cooperation to conserve and protect polar bears...

2 March 2020

Arctic Youth Take-over

Arctic Youth Take-over

Are you 30 years old or younger and passionate about the Arctic? Then join the youth take-over of The Circle magazine. WWF is looking for young activists, innovators, leaders, entrepreneurs ...

16 January 2020

World’s biggest polluters held UN climate talks hostage

World’s biggest polluters held UN climate talks hostage

Madrid, Spain - The longest UNFCCC COP session ever ended Sunday morning with big emitting countries - like the United States, China, India, Japan, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and others - shirkin...

16 December 2019

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