About the Author: WWF Global Arctic Programme

WWF launched its Global Arctic Programme in 1992. The programme: 1. Advocates for climate change mitigation and adaptation and builds resilience in the Arctic; 2. Works to protect key marine, coastal, terrestrial and freshwater habitats and the species that depend on them; 3. Promotes sustainable energy, shipping and economic development; 4. Presses to fill gaps in Arctic governance and strengthen existing institutions. The programme also leverages conservation leadership and expertise across the WWF network and unites the work of nine national offices. The WWF Arctic Programme is the only circumpolar environmental non-governmental organization that has Observer status at the Arctic Council.