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News: Climate Change: Not Urgent Enough For The Arctic Council This Year

Who: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will join top government officials from Canada, Russia, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Finland in Greenland May 12 at the Seventh Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council. Earthjustice attorney Erika Rosenthal will be attending the meeting as a consultant to the Circumpolar Conservation Union. What: Meeting of the Arctic Council, the multilateral body addressing crucial Arctic issues such as climate change, black carbon, oil exploration and drilling, and Arctic shipping. The Council will announce its transformation into a more formal intergovernmental organization that can act as a platform for binding regional agreements. The ministers are expected to sign the first formal pan-Arctic treaty (on cooperation on search and rescue). Where: Nuuk, Greenland Why: Adoption and signing of the Nu...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2011/climate-change-no...

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