The Ministerial Meeting of the Swedish Chairmanship will be held 15 May 2013 in Kiruna, Northern Sweden. This meeting marks the end of the Swedish Chairmanship and the beginning of the Canadian Chairmanship. UArctic serves an observer status in Kiruna with president Lars Kullerud and pro-rector Kjell Jonsson from Umeå University representing University of the Arctic. In the meeting, the ministers will sign the Arctic Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response Agreement. In additon, several major environmental reports will be launched including assessments on Arctic biodiversity, and acidification of the Arctic Ocean associated with climate change and its effects, and sustainable use and protection of the Arctic marine region.
UArctic International Secretariat / University of Lapland Box 122 / FIN-96101 / Rovaniemi, Finland / tel. +358-16-341 341/ www.uarctic.org