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22 June 2022

Russian Asian Arctic Research Consortium

The Russian (Northern) - Asian Arctic Research Consortium was created on the initiative of the International Organization of the Northern Regions - The Northern Forum, and the North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) on June 11 in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia.

14 June 2022

Defence Ministers of the Northern Group in Iceland 2022

The Ministers of Defence of the Northern Group met in Reykjavík, Iceland, on 8 June 2022, and gave the following statement:

9 June 2022

World Oceans Day 2022

On 8 June World Oceans Day was celebrated by the United Nations. Many countries have celebrated the day since 1992, following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. In 2008, The United Nations General Assembly decided that as of 2009, 8 June would be designated as “World Oceans Day”.

9 June 2022

Arctic Council

The governments of Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States have issued the following joint statement.

7 June 2022

Sunset over the town of Akureyri

The northern hemisphere is approaching its brightest day with the longest day, summer solstice, on June 21st.

27 May 2022


China wants to build a huge solar and wind park in the Gobi Desert, which is planned to have a total capacity of 450 gigawatts. To put this into perspective: the total capacity of all renewable energy sources in Germany is 132.3 gigawatts. The planned park in the Middle Kingdom would thus even have a higher total output than all wind energy and PV plants in the European Union combined.

26 May 2022

Russian Ship - North Pole

JSC "Admiralty Shipyards" has started factory sea trials of the ice-resistant self-propelled platform "North Pole". The Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation Alexander KOZLOV took part in the formal procedure.

25 May 2022

World Data System

International Data Week 2022 is only four weeks away. If you have not already registered for IDW, please note that the early bird registration deadline is 31 May 2022. Please register for the conference as soon as possible.

24 May 2022


May 24, Davos, Switzerland – With the Arctic warming almost three times faster than the rest of the world, a new interactive tool could help people and businesses take informed action on global risks.

20 May 2022

Climate indicators

A new, ambitious five-point plan to jump-start the transition to renewable energy – the “low-hanging fruit” of climate action – was announced by UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the launch of WMO’s State of the Global Climate 2021 report.

19 May 2022

Global Mean Temperature WMO

Geneva, 18 May 2022 (WMO) - Four key climate change indicators – greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification – set new records in 2021.

19 May 2022

Arctic Circle

A discussion on arctic marine conservation cooperation will be held on May 24th, 3 PM GMT by the Arctic Circle and Co-hosted by the WWF Arctic Programme.

18 May 2022

Northern Sustainable Development Forum 2022

Northern Sustainable Development Forum (the Forum) is a permanent international expert platform for discussing the issues and prospects of sustainable development of the Arctic and the North.

18 May 2022

Plastic in the ocean

Ocean bound plastic is plastic waste that is headed toward our oceans. The term “ocean bound plastic” was popularized by Jenna Jambeck, Ph.D., a professor from the University of Georgia. In 2015, she and a team of researchers estimated the amount of plastic waste entering the ocean from land.

12 May 2022

Arctic Basecamp

It's finally time. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is taking place May 22 to 26 in Davos, Switzerland, and Arctic Basecamp will be there. This will be their fourth edition camping in front of the majestic Berghotel Schatzalp to press the urgency of the Arctic crisis.

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