The Arctic Council was established in 1996 to promote sustainable developments in the environmental, social and economic sectors within the Arctic Region. The Arctic Council is an intergovernmental body whose members include the governments of all of the Nordic Countries, Canada, the USA and Russia. The representatives of arctic indigenous peoples also participate in the Council’s work.
contributions to arctic cooperation are coordinated by the Ministry for Foreign
Affairs, but other ministries are responsible for expert contributions from
their respective administrative sectors.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry contributes to various Arctic Council
projects, including work related to the conservation of arctic flora and fauna,
conducted through the CAFF Programme.