On May 7b, Finland will host the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi.

Minister-level representatives from the eight Arctic States will convene to review and approve work completed under the two-year Finnish Chairmanship to improve sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic. The Arctic States will be joined by delegations from the Council's indigenous Permanent Participant organizations, the Chairs of the six Working Groups, and Observers. The Ministerial will be held in the Lappi Areena in Rovaniemi, Finland.

CAFF will deliver the following products:

Brachycentrus subnubilus. Photo: Jan Hamrsky
CBMP: State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report
(summary report and science report) 

CBMP Arctic Coastal Biodiversity Monitoring Plan

CBMP headline indicators: Audit of global goose populations
Crane hires. Photo Caitlin Bailey, GFOE The Hidden Ocean 2016, Chukchi Borderlands
CBMP Strategic Plan 2018-2021
Red knot. Photo: Morten Ekker
AMBI Workplan 2019-2023 
Mining. Photo: Kai Mortensen/Shutterstock.com
Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Arctic Mining: Context, challenges and solutions for improvement
Photo: George Burba/Shutterstock.com
Scoping for Sustainable Management and Resilience of Arctic wetlands: Phase 1 report 

Marine fishes of the Arctic region 

Inspiring Arctic voices through youth: engaging youth in Arctic biodiversity 

Arctic Biodiversity Congress 


CAFF will also deliver a series of Progress Reports for activities underway:


To watch the event, click here.



An overview of the media program for foreign journalists is available at the link below.

For an overview of the Arctic Council’s history, composition and work, please read the backgrounder.

Find an overview of the Finnish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

Additional resources for media.

For more information, visit the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland's page dedicated to the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting.

Arctic States

dk   ca   fi   is   no   ru   sw   usa

Permanent Participants

aac  raipon  icc   GCI Logo Vertical RGB 121x90  aia  saami_councile