Background Guides

Before the event, you will want to research the specific topic that will be discussed in your assigned working group.  Delegates will want to research the perspective of their assigned country or organization, and find out what aspects of the topic are of particular concern; what actions or solutions has their country/organization supported in the past to address the topic; and what actions would be counter to their country/organization’s interest.

The following background guides have been developed to help you conduct additional research on the topics being discussed at MAC.

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)

  • Topic: Global Climate Change: The Environmental Consequences Bearing on the Arctic (Download)

Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)

  • Topic: The Effects of Oil and Gas Activities on the Arctic Environment (Download)

Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG)

  • Topic: Human Health in the Arctic: Challenges in the 21st Century (Download)