MiningOne of the six cross-cutting themes of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) focused on the importance of mainstreaming biodiversity.  ABA recommendation #4 required: “… the incorporation of biodiversity objectives and provisions into all Arctic Council work and encouraged the same for on-going and future international standards, agreements, plans, operations and/or other tools specific to development in the Arctic. This should include, but not be restricted to, oil and gas development, shipping, fishing, tourism and mining.”

Building on this recommendation CAFF is reaching out to the mining industry to gain a better understanding of current and future mining activities in the Arctic, raise awareness among industry representatives about CAFF’s mission, and explore opportunities to learn from industry experiences and support common goals.

As part of this initiative two workshops are scheduled for: 

  • Anchorage, Alaska, 7-8 February 2019
  • Kuusamo, Finland, 11-12 March 2019

These workshops are part of a collaborative effort between CAFF and the mining industry to gain a better understanding of current and future mining activities in the Arctic and to support common goals.

Please contact kari [AT] caff [DOT] is with questions regarding initiative or if you like copies of past workshop summaries.

Download the Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Arctic Mining: Challenges and Proposed Solutions Report 

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