"the world wildlife fund (WWF) is critical to how the eight countries of the Arctic council to act."
"In a report from the WWF states that countries are not doing enough to fight the negative environmental developments in Arktisområdet."
"the Arctic's shrinking ice makes the area more attractive for the shipping, mining and oil and gas companies, says the WWF. And the countries with the lowest score just for shipping, which are conducted in the arctic waters."
"the Countries fail according to the WWF to see that the vessels reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in the region. In addition, the shortcomings of the monitoring of the traffic and control missing for the Arctic ecologically important marine areas."
"the Arctic council was created by the member states' environment ministers, 1987."
"the Council has eight permanent members: austria, Denmark (with Greenland and the Faroe islands), Finland, Iceland, Canada, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the united states. In addition, twelve countries with observer status, including China, India, Japan and leading EU countries are included."
"the Council's biggest success to date is, according to forecasters with two binding cooperation agreements on civil protection, respectively the management of large oil spills in the Arctic. The council's working groups also conduct work in areas such as biodiversity, environmental monitoring, development of climate models, the protection of the marine environment, and phasing out of persistent organic pollutants."