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The Arctic Council

Representatives of the worlds eight Arctic countries, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the United States and Russia.

shylough desharnais

on 5 May 2010

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Transcript of The Arctic Council

The Arctic Council The Arctic is a massive region that covers one sixth of the Earth's surface. The representatives of the eight Arctic countries Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, The United States and Russia met to disscuss ways to protect the fragile Arctic enviornment. The meeting also involved representatives of the Indigenous peoples of the Arctic. POLLUTION CLIMATE CHANGE BIODIVERSITY ARCTIC COUNCIL SUSTAINABILITY EMERGENCY
PREPAREDNESS LIVING CONDITIONS FOR ARCTIC RESIDENTS Issues for the Artic Council Mary Simon, a Inuk from Nunavik, was appointed Canadas first ambassador for circumpolar affairs. Circumpolar- location or found in one of the polar regions. Somon led the movment to create the Arctic Council!. the firt meeting was held in Ottawa in 1996. any long term significant change
in the weather of any area introduction of harmful substances
into the environment number and variaty organisms found within a specified region. to supply with food , water and other necessities of life. preparing for a emergency or disaster in addition to the member states, the arctic council has the category of Permanent Participants. its open equaly to arctic organizations of Indigenous Peoples with a majority of Arctic Indigenous consitunity representing:
- a single Indigenous people resident in more than one Arctic state
- or more than one Arctic Indigenous people resident in a single Arctic State. Following organizations are Permanent Participants of the Arctic Council:
-Aleut International Association (AIA)
-Arctic Athabaskan Council (AAC)
-Gwich'in Council International (GCI)
-Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC)
-Saami Council
-Russian Arctic Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON)

Working Groups of the Arctic Council and their supporting scientific and technical Expert Groups hold meetings at regular intervals throughout the year.There are six Working Groups of the Arctic Council:

-Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP)
-Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)
-Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
-Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)
-Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG)
-Each Working Group has a specific mandate under which it operates. Each Working Group has a Chair and Management Board or Steering Committee.
ARCTIC COUNCIL PROTECTS: Indigenous people also and other arctic animals. ~BIBILOGRAPHY~ -Understanding Nationalism, McGraw-Hill Ryerson
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