The Arctic & COP21:Week in Review

Coverage of COP21 dominated your most- read Eye on the Arctic stories this week. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)
On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories from Eye on the Arctic this past week. Coverage of  COP21 and its implications for the North dominated your picks this week:

– Peter Taptuna, the premier of Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut, talks about the economic consequences of a changing climate in the North and what he expects from COP21

– The population of Canada’s Peary caribou herd is rebounding but the future remains uncertain.

-Arctic expert Sébastien Duyck takes us through the role of the Arctic in international climate negotiations and what to watch for in the days ahead.

-Finland’s president Sauli Niinistö talks about global warming in Arctic countries like Finland and why ‘small steps will no longer do.’

-A 187.7 carat diamond mined in Canada’s Far North makes its international debut in London, England

That’s all from us for now. We’ll be back next week with the latest stories and newsmakers from across the North.

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is an award-winning journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project. Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the murder of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received the silver medal for “Best Investigative Article or Series” at the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The project also received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her report “The Arctic Railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?” on the impact a multi-billion euro infrastructure project would have on Indigenous communities in Arctic Europe was a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Association of Journalists award in the online investigative category.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Her work on climate change in the Arctic has also been featured on the TV science program Découverte, as well as Le Téléjournal, the French-Language CBC’s flagship news cast.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

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