One important way that we do this is though the Arctic Council, a high-level intergovernmental forum to promote cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States.
With offices in every Arctic nation except Iceland, and as the sole environmental NGO with observer status on the Arctic Council, WWF is ideally positioned to work closely with these decision makers to help build sustainability into key governance choices. And with Canada taking a term as the Chair of the Arctic Council in2013, it gives us an opportunity and responsibility to make a difference.
Statement on Canada’s foreign policy
Government of Canada's 2012 vision for the Arctic
For more international information on WWF’s international Arctic work, check out The Circle, a regular magazine from WWF’s Global Arctic Programme.
Arctic Blog Posts
Over 42,000 voices for polar bears!
When we asked WWF supporters to thank Arctic countries for their work to conserve polar bears, the message quickly spread to all corners of the earth.The post Over 42,000 voices for polar bears! appeared first on WWF Canada Blog.
Polar Bears: It’s all about conserving energy
Visiting polar bears in Churchill is a great reminder: we must be better neighbours to wildlife and citizens of the planet The post Polar Bears: It’s all about conserving energy appeared first on WWF Canada Blog.
Offshore Arctic drilling? Not so fast!
A coalition of oil companies wants to drill in the deep waters of Canada’s Beaufort Sea, but regulators are putting safety first The post Offshore Arctic drilling? Not so fast! appeared first on WWF Canada Blog.
For the love of whales: avoiding conflict in the Arctic