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Scale of countries’ climate commitments before COP would mean the end of Arctic as we know it

Scale of countries’ climate commitments before COP would mean the end of Arctic as we know it

On Friday, 17 September 2021, UN Climate Change published a synthesis of national climate action plans, or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), submitted by each country under the Par...

21 September 2021

Noise pollution from Arctic shipping more than doubled in six years putting whales and other marine life at risk

Noise pollution from Arctic shipping more than doubled in six years putting whales and other marine life at risk

A new report shows that the amount of underwater noise in parts of the Arctic Ocean has doubled in just six years because of increased shipping traffic. The report was released by the Arctic...

26 May 2021

Arctic Council unites on climate change threat, fails to commit to a net zero vision of the Arctic

Arctic Council unites on climate change threat, fails to commit to a net zero vision of the Arctic

Despite simmering geopolitical tensions, all Arctic states and Indigenous Peoples’ representatives acknowledged today the enormous threat of climate change to the region’s nature and peo...

20 May 2021

WWF'S statement for the 2021 Reykjavik Arctic Council 12th Ministerial meeting

WWF'S statement for the 2021 Reykjavik Arctic Council 12th Ministerial meeting

The May 2019 Rovaniemi Ministerial meeting could not agree on a joint ministerial declaration, which was observed as an important rupture in over two decades of Arctic Council cooperation. T...

20 May 2021

ArcNet: A new tool to conserve and protect the Arctic Ocean

ArcNet: A new tool to conserve and protect the Arctic Ocean

WWF released a new tool today to help the Arctic’s marine life stay healthy and resilient despite a rapidly changing climate. ArcNet, an Arctic Ocean network of priority areas for conserva...

11 May 2021

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-US statement on Arctic Refuge drilling plans

WWF-US statement on Arctic Refuge drilling plans

In response to the Trump Administration releasing a Record of Decision that will allow for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain leasing program to move forward, World Wildlife F...

17 August 2020

Norway to choose profit over the planet in Marginal Ice Zone decision

Norway to choose profit over the planet in Marginal Ice Zone decision

Updated, June 18, 2020, OSLO, NORWAY - A majority of Norway’s parliament is expected to vote against scientific advice next week in a decision that will reject greater protection of one o...

9 June 2020

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