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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

WWF Recommendations for Inclusion in the Arctic Council 2021 Ministerial Declaration

WWF Recommendations for Inclusion in the Arctic Council 2021 Ministerial Declaration

As the longest serving circumpolar environmental NGO with observer status at the Arctic Council, WWF strongly encourages Arctic states to take ambitious new steps to address the global clim...

17 May 2021

COVID-19 stimulus packages have negative impact on the Arctic

COVID-19 stimulus packages have negative impact on the Arctic

Arctic countries are injecting US$3.5 trillion into COVID-19 fiscal stimulus programs, but little of that money appears to support Arctic communities according to a new study released today ...

27 January 2021

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

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

Our staggering climate footprint on water and ice: New UN report to reveal what it means for life on Earth

Our staggering climate footprint on water and ice: New UN report to reveal what it means for life on Earth

Governments meet in Monaco over the next week to approve a scientific report outlining climate change impacts on the earth's oceans and snow and ice-covered places - or cryosphere - and...

17 September 2019

As Arctic melt accelerates, Canada moves to protect 'The Last Ice Area'

As Arctic melt accelerates, Canada moves to protect 'The Last Ice Area'

After months of bad northern climate-change news — Canada’s Arctic warming at three times the global rate, permafrost melting 70 years ahead of predictions, the worst polar wildfire seas...

1 August 2019

Lack of consensus in Arctic Council risks the future of nature and people

Lack of consensus in Arctic Council risks the future of nature and people

Arctic Foreign Ministers meeting today did not release a Declaration because they could not agree to collective action on climate change.

7 May 2019

Delivery of WWF Underwater Noise petition to Arctic Council

Delivery of WWF Underwater Noise petition to Arctic Council

Media advisory: Rovaniemi, Finland

3 May 2019

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