Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, click to visit the ACIA siteIn 2004, the Arctic Council and the the International Arctic Science Committee released the Impacts of a Warming Arctic synthesis report and later in 2005, the full Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) report. The ACIA has proved an important and influential assessment and provided direction for a wide variety of Arctic Council activities.

The ACIA report highlighted the lack of knowledge about the Arctic's ecosystems. It called for a range of recommendations to increase understanding of the Arctic environment and have provided important guidance for CAFF activities. In its acceptance of ACIAR17;s recommendations, the Arctic Council directed CAFF to further examine the findings related to biodiversity conservation and to develop follow-up programmes and activities that would address key projections for the future of the Arctic.

CAFF's primary response has been the development and the implementation of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) and the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA). It is anticipated that these activities will further guide future CAFF work.






Global Linkages

International linkages panel at the Arctic Biodiversity Congress. Photo: IISDRS

Resolutions of Cooperation

CAFF and CMS sign resolution of Cooperation, 2012. Photo: CAFF

International Partners

The CAFF, PAME and Arctic Council Secretariats. Photo: Bjarni Eiriksson

Policy Recommendations

Participants at the Arctic Biodiversity Congress. Photo: Bjarni Eiriksson

Policy Framework

CAFF Biennial 2015 participants. Photo: Linnea Nordström/Arctic Council Secretariat

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Policy Development

SAO meeting 2014. Photo: Arctic Council

Arctic States

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Permanent Participants

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