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Indigenous Peoples put Arctic Council on alert on eve of foreign ministers meeting

Press release | 13 May, 2013 at 20:23

13 May 2013 (Kiruna, Sweden) — Fifteen more Indigenous groups have signed onto a joint statement rejecting oil development in the Arctic. The coalition now includes major Indigenous organisations from every Arctic state, including two...

Scientists warn of growing crisis in the Arctic; Arctic Council again fails to act

Press release | 15 May, 2013 at 13:01

Despite strong calls for more action to address climate change from its own working groups and scientists, and many of the Ministers attending the meeting, today’s Arctic Council foreign ministers meeting has ended with no plans for binding...

One world - two realities

Blog entry by Dima Litvinov | 29 November, 2011

Last week I heard two completely different views of the same thing. One came from a top Swedish government official at a seminar  on board the Greenpeace flag ship Rainbow Warrior dedicated to drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic.  ...

Untangling the Gordian knot between the oil industry and the Arctic Council

Blog entry by Ruth Davis | 16 May, 2013 1 comment

The Arctic Council — the body concerned with the future management of the region — met today in Kiruna, Sweden’s most northern city, built around the world’s largest underground iron mine. As is perhaps inevitable when digging an...

Oh Council, where art thou?

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 4 February, 2013 4 comments

While the thought of official councils — with their high-level policy workshops and multilateral task forces — is enough to send most sensible people into fits of abysmal loathing, there is one such council that anyone passionate about...

Snubbed by the Arctic Council, we forge ahead on the ice conveyer

Blog entry by Josefina Skerk | 10 April, 2013 10 comments

I’m standing up here at the top of the world, 89.7 degrees North . It’s -31 degrees Celsius this morning and my fingers are frozen — but my blood is boiling.  Like thieves in the night, the Arctic Council have snuck in and left...

A beacon of hope in the Arctic Council's shadow

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 15 May, 2013

I’m here in a city called Kiruna in the northern part of Sweden, just inside the Arctic Circle. It is a small city with less than 20,000 inhabitants and in the foggy scenery, one thing stands out: The worlds’ largest underground iron...

With rights come responsibilities

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson, Greenpeace Nordic | 29 March, 2012 5 comments

I’m in sunny Stockholm this week, spring is here for sure and woolly hats and gloves are yet again stored away for next winter.  In a grand Natural History museum not so far from where I work sit scientists, Indigenous representatives,...

Bringing the voice of 17,000 people to Kiruna

Blog entry by Markus Power | 14 May, 2013 1 comment

Almost there! My train is slowly approaching Kiruna, a city in the very North of Sweden, right above the Arctic Circle. Looking outside the window, I see the beautiful, snow covered landscape of Lapland, home to the Sami, the...

Further reflections on the Arctic Council

Blog entry by James Turner | 12 April, 2013 1 comment

You probably won't be surprised to hear that up here on the ice, we've been talking a lot about the Arctic Council over the last couple of days. We feel like what happened with Gustaf Lind and the Arctic Council this week is a...

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