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The united states stopped the climate declaration of the Arctic

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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