Finland's Chairmanship Program for the Arctic Council 2017-2019

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Please find Finland's Chairmanship Program for the Arctic Council 2017-2019 "Exploring Common Solutions". 

Finland builds the 2017–2019 Chairmanship of the Arctic Council on strong Arctic traditions and expertise. International Arctic cooperation at the governmental level started at the first-ever Arctic ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi, in 1991.

Finland strives to increase the cooperation between the Arctic Council and the Arctic Economic Council to support the goal of facilitating business-to-business activities and responsible economic development. Common areas of interest include capacity building, risk management, connectivity, cold-climate technologies and services, maritime transport, energy, bioeconomy, tourism, housing and mining.

The Finland's Chairmanship Program for the Arctic Council covers Finland's priorities such as environmental protection, connectivity, meteorological and oceanographic cooperation, and education. Also, it has been discussed areas of work of the Arctic Council such as environment and climate, the seas, the people and strengthening arctic cooperation.  

Please download the full version ot the Finland's Chairmanship Program here