Established in 1996, the Arctic Council is devoted to advancing international communication and good governance across the circumpolar Arctic. Around its table sit the eight Arctic States - Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the USA - along with six Arctic indigenous peoples organizations representing the Aleut, Athabaskans, Gwich'in, Inuit, Saami and the many people's of the Russia North.
The topics to to be discussed in the Arctic Council 2019 are:
In the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Group (PAME): The Question of Seismic Exploration for Oil and Gas in the Arctic Offshore
In the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG): The Question of Broadband Connectivity in Arctic Communities
In the Ministerial Meeting: The Question of the EU as an Arctic Council Observer
It is essential that delegates read the following two documents in order to prepare well for the conference:
The Chairs of the Arctic Council are:
We are pleased to now make available the Bilbao Declaration, the outcome of MAC Bilbao 2018: