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News releases and media advisories

The Álgu Fund to Strengthen Indigenous Voice in the Arctic Council

FAIRBANKS - Today representatives of the Aleut, Athabaskans, Gwich’in, Saami, and over forty Russian Indigenous nations came together to sign the formal documents to create The Álgu Fund, on the eve of the foreign ministers from the eight Arctic states arriving in Fairbanks for the 10th Ministerial of the Arctic Council. … Download the full press release

Note to media: A press availability will take place at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 in the UAF Engineering Building atrium.

Press availability: Arctic Mayors

Thursday, May 11, 4 p.m., University of Alaska Fairbanks Butrovich Building Room 109 (West Ridge)

Participants in the Arctic Mayors’ Roundtable will be available to speak with members of the press following their meeting.  Read more about the roundtable.

Press availability: Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic

Wednesday, May 10, 10:15 a.m., University of Alaska Fairbanks Engineering Building atrium

This week in Fairbanks, Alaska, the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) – a Working Group of the Arctic Council – reports the findings and key messages to the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting from the four-year assessment project, Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic (AACA). Several members of the AACA project team will be available to speak with press Wednesday, May 10 at 10:15 a.m. in the University of Alaska Fairbanks Engineering Building atrium. … Download the full media advisory.

Press availability: Arctic 21 – “What is the Arctic we need to sustain the global climate system?”

Wednesday, May 10, 12:30 p.m., University of Alaska Fairbanks Engineering Building atrium

Representatives from Arctic 21, a network of environmental organizations, scientists and research institutions, will be available to speak with press in advance of the Thursday Arctic 21 workshop. The workshop will examine the impact that climate change is having on the Arctic and the planet and the response from institutions including the Arctic Council and others.

Media availability: The Álgu Fund to Strengthen Indigenous Voice in the Arctic Council

Wednesday, May 10, 3:45 p.m., University of Alaska Fairbanks Engineering Building atrium

Media availability following the launch of the The Álgu Fund at the Arctic Highlights Forum on May 10, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Davis Concert Hall, University of Alaska Fairbanks. The Álgu Fund is a charitable foundation that aims to provide stable, predictable, and reliable funding to strengthen the Indigenous voice in the Arctic Council. … Download the full media advisory.

New Digital Research Report Looks at the Landscape of Climate Research Funding

May 8th 2017 -  Digital Science, a global technology company serving the research community, releases a new report titled: The Landscape of Climate Research Funding . This Digital Research Report looks at the growth and content of climate research investment and note its deep impact on monitoring, regulatory and policy organisations. The report is being presented at the Week of the Arctic event in Fairbanks, Alaska, May 8th - 14th. … Download the full press release.

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Arctic Economic Council Press Availability

Tuesday May 9, 2 p.m., University of Alaska Fairbanks Akasofu Building Room 501

The Arctic Economic Council will be holding its annual meeting in Fairbanks Alaska, Tuesday May 9th. After the meeting the AEC and its Executive Committee will be available to meet with the press … Download the full media advisory