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What's coming up 2022?

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Best practice examples from the Arctic

Dr. Mikhail Pogodaev is the Russian Chairmanship's Special Envoy for Indigenous and Regional Cooperation and his aim is to strengthen the cooperation between Indigenous Peoples organizations and to develop projects that will make a difference for Arctic Indigenous communities. In 2022, he will work on a series of special reports that will highlight both challenges and best practice examples from Arctic regions. Learn more about Dr. Pogodaev, his tasks and vision.
Mikhail Pogodaev
Special envoys

Did you know?

The Russian Chairmanship has appointed four special envoys for the duration of its two-year term:

from left to right: Dr. Mikhail Pogodaev, Special Representative for Indigenous and Regional Cooperation; Mikhail Uksusov, Youth Envoy for International Cooperation in the Arctic; Ekaterina Evay, Indigenous Youth Envoy, RAIPON; and Nikolay Shabalin, Special Representative on Marine Activities.

The Permanent Participant Youth podcast

Our Arctic Presence is a podcast series created by Indigenous Youth from throughout the circumpolar North in celebration of 25 years of the Arctic Council. The youth worked together with the Council's Permanent Participants (PPs) and each podcast episode highlights selected stories by the PPs and their role in the Arctic Council. Listen to the first episodes on Spotify.
Cover Our Arctic Presence podcast

A full event program

The Russian Chairmanship is moving into its second year and has an ambitious events calendar for 2022. A focus on Indigenous languages, sustainable economic development, marine oil spills and plastic pollution are just a few of the topics that the Chairmanship is planning to gather experts on during this year. Take a look at the events program here.
Ice sculpture at the Salekhard SAO meeting

On the pulse of Arctic change

Our changing home

While the Arctic is warming three times as fast as the rest of the world,
Arctic Peoples are seeing their lives and livelihoods altered - yet, they're also finding ways to adapt. Explore how Athabaskans, Inuit and Indigenous Peoples across the Russian Arctic tackle climate change.  Learn more in our series: The Arctic: Our changing home.
Eroding coast in Utqiagvik
Permafrost crater
Raw seal meat

The changing nature of wildland fires

Fire is a natural part of Arctic ecosystems. But as the Arctic warms, the nature of wildland fires in the region is changing. The fire season is longer with more frequent and intense fires. The Arctic Council is monitoring and addressing the changing face of wildland fire and working with Arctic communities to respond - find out how on our thematic page.
Wildland fire in Russian Arctic

Explore our projects


Stay up to date on the latest initiatives and explore projects that the Arctic Council's Working Groups implement across the Arctic - from biosecurity, biodiversity monitoring and digitalization of Indigenous languages, to oil spill response, shipment reports and waste solutions. Find all projects on our website.

New to the Arctic Council family

Abidat Magomedova is the new SDWG Chair

Abidat Magomedova is the new Chair of the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG). She serves as Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation and Technological Development of the Far East and the Arctic, in the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic. Get to know Abidat Magomedova and which previous Arctic Council experience she's bringing into her role.
Abidat Magomedova

The Arctic Council's social corner

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#ArcticCouncilActive has gone into its second round and you can join the race across the Arctic. Learn more and track your activities here.
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