It is the first time since the council was formed in 1996 as the eight member states failed to agree on a final declaration.
the foreign Ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Canada, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the united states admittedly got out of a short document, it will qualify just check under the designation ”common ministeruttalande”. Climate change is not mentioned in it.
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around the Arctic not to reach a settlement were, according to the two sources of the news agency Reuters that the US was not wanted to accept that climate change was mentioned as a threat to the region. The american minister of foreign affairs Mike Pompeo said in his speech to the council that the government in Washington, DC and parts of other countries ' commitment to the environment in the Arctic, but that the collective goals are not always the solution.
"They become meaningless and even counter-productive as soon as a country decides not to follow them," he said, according to Reuters.
Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström (S) took an opposite position and called the situation in the Arctic for a climate crisis.
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