Working Groups

  • Working Groups Meeting


The Model Arctic Council Working Group sessions are simulations of three of the six Working Groups of the Arctic Council. Delegates will be assigned to a specific Working Group, with each delegate representing the interests of her or his assigned country/organization in their Working Group. Each Working Group will discuss a specific topic.

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)

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

Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)

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

Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG)

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

The purpose of these Working Groups is to formulate a Report to be presented to the Arctic Council Session on Day 2.  This report will outline the groups’ recommendations on what actions should be taken by Member States/organizations to address the topics discussed in each of the Working Groups.  

  • Each Working Group will have approximately 24 delegates.
  • Decisions made by the Working Group must be made by consensus.
  • 3 Working Group reports will be presented to the Arctic Council Session on Day 2.