Arctic Environmental Protection, Arctic Contaminants Action Program, Environment and Energy Law
Regional initiatives relevant to Arctic environmental protection in 2018 occurred mainly through the Arctic Council. Two meetings of Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) allowed sharing of information and setting strategic directions in regard to environmental issues. The Council’s six working groups continued with their cooperative projects and publications. Documentation from the SAO and working group meetings may be found at the Council’s website ().
International activities of further note occurred in other venues. Those activ- ities included: signing of a new fisheries agreement for the central Arctic Ocean; working through the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to further address Arctic shipping issues; promoting environmental cooperation through the Barents Euro-Arctic Council framework; and convening of key international Arctic conferences.
David L VanderZwaag, "Arctic" (2018) 29 YB Intl Environmental L 174.