The Circle 02.11
Arctic Council: coming of age?
The Arctic Council has risen from being an agreement on discussing cooperation on environmental issues in the Arctic to become a body where binding agreements are negotiated. This change of status allows for sweeping solutions to Arctic problems, but also raises new issues about who can influence the Council's decisions.
In this issue of The Circle, we examine these questions through the eyes of the states and Indigenous peoples who participate in the work of the council, and also through the eyes of some interested observers.