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Tackling dumped nuclear waste gets priority in Russia’s Arctic Council leadership

Tackling dumped nuclear waste gets priority in Russia’s Arctic Council leadership

Russia’s Foreign Ministry invites international experts from the other Arctic nations to a June 2022 conference on how to recover the sunken radioactive and hazardous objects...
Arctic Council affirms it: the Arctic is warming at three times the global rate

Arctic Council affirms it: the Arctic is warming at three times the global rate

It is time to stop saying that the Arctic, with its melt-and-thaw feedback loops, is warming at twice the global rate, according to a...
Arctic Council Reykjavik Ministerial Opening Press Conference

Arctic Council Reykjavik Ministerial Opening Press Conference

On May 20th, 2021, the foreign ministers of all eight Arctic nations and representatives of the six permanent participants gathered in Reykjavik, Iceland, to...
Arctic Council marks cordial start to Russian chairmanship in Reykjavik

Arctic Council marks cordial start to Russian chairmanship in Reykjavik

In a summit marked by a return to the diplomatic tenor more typical of top-level Arctic Council meetings, representatives from the eight Arctic countries...
Russia, US tout cooperation ahead of Arctic Council meeting

Russia, US tout cooperation ahead of Arctic Council meeting

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW — With a warming climate melting more Arctic ice cover and global industries eager to exploit the region for shipping, fishing, drilling and...
Top US, Russian diplomats to meet during Arctic Council ministerial

Top US, Russian diplomats to meet during Arctic Council ministerial

Top U.S. and Russian diplomats plan to meet in Iceland next week on the sidelines of the biennial Arctic Council ministerial meeting, amid mounting...
Iceland to cap off challenging Arctic Council chairmanship at Reykjavik ministerial

Iceland to cap off challenging Arctic Council chairmanship at Reykjavik ministerial

When the Arctic Council convenes on May 20 in Reykjavik for its biennial ministerial meeting, the government of Iceland will officially wrap up what...
Blinken to attend Arctic Council meeting in Iceland, State Department says

Blinken to attend Arctic Council meeting in Iceland, State Department says

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to visit Iceland on May 19-20 to participate in a biennial ministerial meeting of...
Russia considers North Pole camp, international expeditions as it readies to chair Arctic Council

Russia considers North Pole camp, international expeditions as it readies to chair Arctic Council

As Russia prepares to assume the rotating chair of the Arctic Council, the Russian Geographical Society heard proposals for several major Arctic projects, including...
Climate crisis tops agenda as parliamentarians meet ahead of Arctic Council ministerial

Climate crisis tops agenda as parliamentarians meet ahead of Arctic Council ministerial

They were supposed to meet in Tromsø, northern Norway, but for pandemic reasons, the Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region takes place virtually...