Arctic Environment Ministers' meeting: Exploring common solutions for the Arctic environment
The Finnish Chairmanship is organizing an Arctic Environment Ministers’ meeting (AEMM) in Rovaniemi, Finland, 11-12 October 2018. According to the Arctic Council, the meeting will gather the Ministers of the Environment of the eight Arctic States, six indigenous Permanent Participant organizations, Arctic Council’s six Working Groups, as well as Arctic Council Observers. The meeting will be chaired by Mr. Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing of Finland.
The main themes of the Ministerial meeting are climate change, biodiversity, and pollution prevention. The objective of the meeting is to explore common solutions to these important issues. The output of the Ministerial meeting will be a “Chair’s summary” which will be shared with the Arctic Council Foreign Ministers’ meeting in May 2019. It will also contribute to the future environmental cooperation of the Arctic Council.