The Arctic Council is a high level political forum established in 1996 to enhance cooperation and environmental protection in the arctic region. Every two years its chairmanship is assigned to one of the eight members. At the 11th Ministerial meeting Iceland’s Chairmanship presented their biennial strategy with the theme “Together towards a sustainable Arctic”. The four major areas are: The Arctic Marine Environment, Climate and Green Energy Solutions, People and Communities of the Arctic, and a Stronger Arctic Council. To find out more: here.