Credit: Nina Ågren

The workhorses behind the success

10 May 2021
The work of the Arctic Council is so intricately linked to its six Working Groups that it would be impossible to write about the Council’s accomplishments without referring to their projects, monitoring programs, reports and assessments. The story of the Working Groups, however, predates the Council itself. It begins in the late 1980s. One person who is intimately familiar with the subsidiary bodies’ origins is Lars-Otto Reiersen, one of the creators and former executive secretary of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme. With his help, the story of the six is retold.

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