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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

WWF Recommendations for Inclusion in the Arctic Council 2019 Rovaniemi Ministerial Declaration

WWF Recommendations for Inclusion in the Arctic Council 2019 Rovaniemi Ministerial Declaration

The next two years are extremely important for the global community’s ability to take important steps forward in the protection of biodiversity, the urgent reduction of greenhouse gas emis...

2 May 2019

Arctic states failing to protect nature from dangers of shipping

Arctic states failing to protect nature from dangers of shipping

Industrial pressures in the Arctic will only increase due to climate change

29 April 2019

Protecting the Arctic ecosystem as new ocean, blue economy emerge

Protecting the Arctic ecosystem as new ocean, blue economy emerge

Sustainability is the key to getting it right from the beginning.

26 November 2018

Open letter to the IMO on speed reduction

Open letter to the IMO on speed reduction

Speed controls on ships, determined and implemented by the IMO, would have multiple benefits.

23 October 2018

Polar bear conservation progress just the tip of the iceberg: WWF scorecard

Polar bear conservation progress just the tip of the iceberg: WWF scorecard

A new report by WWF’s Arctic Programme finds that the five countries responsible for the conservation of polar bears need to do more to secure a healthy future for the species.

30 January 2018

Protection of the central Arctic Ocean should provide a model for future agreements

Protection of the central Arctic Ocean should provide a model for future agreements

An agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing in the high seas of the central Arctic Ocean has been reached by several Arctic and non-Arctic nations.

6 December 2017

An Inuit Vision for the Future of the Pikialasorsuaq

An Inuit Vision for the Future of the Pikialasorsuaq

The Inuit Circumpolar Council’s Pikialasorsuaq Commission is calling for the creation of an Inuit-identified, Inuit-managed protected area in the ecologically and culturally significant ar...

23 November 2017

WWF Public Statement - Arctic Council 2017 Fairbanks Ministerial Meeting

WWF Public Statement - Arctic Council 2017 Fairbanks Ministerial Meeting

As the only circumpolar environmental NGO with observer status at the Arctic Council, WWF believes the Arctic Council member states must take bold new steps to meet the climate and developme...

1 May 2017

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