This webpage will be updated as required. Last updated 08 February 2019
A number of SDWG projects commenced during the U.S. Chairmanship (2015-2017) have continued into the Finnish Chairmanship (2017-2019). Most of these projects will be completed by the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in May 2019.
- The Arctic as a Food-Producing Region [Leads: Canada, Norway, GCI, ICC]
- Arctic indigenous youth, climate change and food culture (EALLU) [Leads: Canada, Kingdom of Denmark, Norway, Russian Federation, U.S., AIA, Saami Council]
- Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA) [Leads: Canada, Finland, Iceland, U.S., GCI, AIA]
- Arctic Renewable Energy Atlas (AREA) [Leads: Canada, U.S., GCI]
- Gender Equality in the Arctic II [Leads: Iceland, Sweden, Finland, AIA]
- Operationalizing a One Health approach in the Arctic, Part 2 (One Health) [Leads: Canada, U.S.]
The following projects have been initiated during the Finnish Chairmanship. It is anticipated that most of these projects will also be completed by May 2019.
- Arctic Children – Preschool Education and Smooth Transition to School [Leads: Russian Federation, Finland, RAIPON]
- Arctic Energy Summit 2017 [Leads: Finland, Iceland, Russian Federation]
- Arctic Generation 2030 [Leads: Norway, Finland]
- Good Practice Recommendations for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Public Participation in EIA in the Arctic (Arctic EIA) [Leads: Finland, Kingdom of Denmark, Canada, GCI]
- Solid Waste Management in Small Arctic Communities [Leads: Canada, Finland, AIA]
- Teacher Education for Diversity and Equality in the Arctic [Leads: Canada, Finland, Norway, Russian Federation]
Project Proposals Under Development
The following projects are currently under development and it is anticipated that they will be formally submitted to the SDWG for approval in the near future.
- Working Title: Arctic Sustainable Energy Futures Toolkit [Leads TBD: Proposed by GCI, AIA, Canada]
- Working Title: Occupational Health in the Arctic [Leads TBD: Proposed by Finland]
- Working Title: Operationalizing Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention [Leads TBD: Proposed by Canada, Finland]
- Working Title: Arctic Construction Survey [Leads TBD: Proposed by Finland]
- Working Title: Follow-on to Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA) [Leads TBD: Proposed by Canada]
- Working Title: Arctic Energy Summit 2019 [Leads TBD: Proposed by Iceland]
- Working Title: Arctic Communities and Heavy Fuel Oils (HFOs)[Leads TBD: Proposed by AIA]