GRID Polar Division News

Seminar outputs: MEAs and the Arctic

The Arendal Seminar on Multilateral Environmental Agreements and their relevance to the Arctic was held in Arendal, Norway on Sept 21-22 2006. Recommendations and results from the seminar, stakeholder presentations and the overview report are available on the outputs web-page

The Arendal Seminar on Multilateral Environmental Agreements and their relevance to the Arctic was held in Arendal, Norway on September 21st and 22nd 2006. The seminar, held in the Arendal Culture House, was attended by 70 participants from International organizations, countries, indigenous peoples, convention secretariats and non-governmental organizations.

Organisers were the UNEP Key Polar Centre at GRID-Arendal and the Standing Committee for Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (SCPAR), and co-sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

After thorough discussions, the participants agreed on a set of recommendations, for the national and international community, on improving the legal regime for the Arctic and strengthening the existing frameworks.

Read more on the recommendations and results from the Arendal Seminar, see some of the stakeholder presentations and read the overview report summarising the status of MEAs in the Arctic.

For  more information on other related activities at the UNEP Key Polar Centre, see the main MEAs and the Arctic page.

Friday 17 Nov 2006