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 2018 are:
In the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP): The Question of Arctic Wetlands and Climate Change
In the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG): The Question of Educational Opportunity for Arctic Children
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 Rosie Tregenza, Sofia Larrea, Eugenia Eguia and Naiara Gil