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International, Society

Roundup of COVID-19 responses around the Arctic

With the number of COVID-19 cases outside of China increasing rapidly, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global pandemic on March 12, urging governments “to take urgent and aggressive action” to stop its spread. Eye on the Arctic »

Health, International, Society

Roundup of COVID-19 responses around the Arctic

With the number of COVID-19 cases outside of China increasing 13-fold, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global pandemic on Thursday, urging governments “to take urgent and aggressive action” to stop its spread. Eye on the Arctic compiled »

Economy

Q&A: How the Int’l Inuit Business Association wants to transform the Arctic

As interest in the Arctic ramps up in the global community, Inuit business leaders from across the Arctic want to make sure northern communities have a seat at the table. Earlier this month, Inuit business representatives from Canada, Alaska and »

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

We’re coming for you Santa Claus! North Pole in claims dispute

Well, the battle lines have now been finalized for claims to the North Pole. The Russians and the Danes have both claimed it as theirs, and now Canada has filed its claim with the United Nations Commission on Limits of »

International

Alaska drilling, China, and the Arctic Council handover to Iceland : Northern news to watch for in 2019

All year long, Eye on the Arctic brings you news, and newsmakers, from around the North. But as 2019 gets underway, we’ve taken a pause to check in with our Eye on the Arctic expert bloggers to get their take »

Environment, International, Politics

Greenland joins push to ban heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

Environmental and northern Indigenous communities are welcoming the decision by Greenland to push for a ban on the use of the highly polluting heavy fuel oil (HFO) in Arctic shipping. In a statement released Monday, the government of Greenland (Naalakkersuisut) »

Indigenous

Feature Interview: International Inuit leader stresses importance of Indigenous voices on world stage

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  As global players ramp up interest in the Arctic, the organization representing the world’s Inuit wrapped up their general assembly in Alaska in July with a pledge to »

Indigenous

Inuit perspectives crucial as Canada develops Northwest Passage says report

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North.  Inuit must be at the negotiating table as climate change redefines the future of the Northwest Passage, says a new paper released in Canada this month. “Inuit utilized »

Economy

North American Arctic is failing compared to Russia, Nordics, warns think tank

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North. Weak national leadership in the North American Arctic is hindering northern development compared to the thriving polar regions of Russia and the Nordics, says a Canadian think tank »

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Better climate adaptation strategies needed across the Arctic

Climate change continues to transform the Arctic at an unprecedented rate but adaptation strategies continue to lag behind, says a series of new international reports released on Tuesday. The Arctic Council’s Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) issued the reports as »