Arctic Nations

    Arctic Council

    The Ottawa Declaration of 1996 formally established the Arctic Council as a high-level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation, coordination, and interaction among the Arctic states, with the involvement of the Arctic indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic. Listen to a lecture by Julia Gourley, Senior Arctic Official of the United States and U.S. representative to the Arctic Council, August 18, 2011, in Anchorage at a joint meeting of Commonwealth North and Institute of the North, recorded for KSKA's "Addressing Alaskans."

    Canada's Action on Climate Change

    This is a Government of Canada website that reviews policies, programs, scientific research, and interdepartmental work being done to fight climate change in Canada.

    Inuit Circumpolar Council

    Founded in 1977 by the late Eben Hopson of Barrow, Alaska, the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) has flourished and grown into a major international non-government organization representing approximately 150,000 Inuit of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Chukotka (Russia).

    Northern Forum: climate change page

    The Northern Forum is a non-profit, international organization composed of sub-national or regional governments from eight northern countries.

    Norwegian Climate Change Adaptation Programme

    This portal is designed to gain better knowledge through research, mapping, and practical experience to aid in the climate change adaptation process. Note that much of the portal is in Norwegian.

    Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)

    PAME is one of six Arctic Council working groups and is the focal point of the Arctic Council's activities related to the protection and sustainable use of the arctic marine environment.

    Snowchange.org: Northern indigenous views on climate change and ecology

    Snowchange is a not-for-profit independent cooperative organization with headquarters in Finland. The international community network of Snowchange spans all eight Arctic states. Snowchange works with the various Northern areas and peoples on ecological topics, especially climatic and weather changes, from the scientific and traditional knowledge point of view.

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