The Arctic Council is becoming increasingly important and must be subject to better control

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Climate change and increased accessibility poses significant environmental challenges in the Arctic. – Rising activity in the Arctic makes cooperation in the Arctic Council increasingly important. The Council can become more effective with better controls, organisation and reporting, says Auditor General Per-Kristian Foss.

The investigation shows that the Arctic Council suffers from impractical organisation and management of the work is deficient as regards priorities, financing and reporting. For instance, the Council’s working groups function differently as regards mandate, activities and performance.

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