Arctic Policy Declaration Set By 8 Nation Arctic Council Canceled Because United States Refuses To Include Language Acknowledging Impacts Of Global Warming

 In Environment, Government Regulations, International Relations   Last Updated: May 12, 2019

The 2 year Arctic Policy agenda declaration set by the Arctic Council, comprised of the 8 nations that border the Arctic region, was canceled on Tuesday May 7, 2019 because the United States refused to allow language acknowledging the impacts of climate change and that climate change is a serious threat to the Arctic region.


The Arctic Council declaration is an affirmation of goals and principles among the eight Arctic nations, which meet every two years.”  It was the first time the policy declaration was canceled since the group formed in 1996.



Simon Johnson. "U.S. sinks Arctic accord due to climate change differences: diplomats." Reuters, 07 May 2019. Web. 12 May 2019.
Anne Gearan , Carol Morello and John Hudson. "Trump administration pushed to strip mention of climate change from Arctic policy statement." Washington Post, 02 May 2019. Web. 12 May 2019.
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