shutterstock 237479272The Arctic Council website has published an interview with the PAME Vice Chair Elizabeth McLanahan, discussing the Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter. Elizabeth discusses its development, its objective and how the process within PAME has been.

"We had very active participation from Observers and Arctic experts, joining workshops with 40 to 65 people. As for the lead countries, I can speak for the United States. We had a handful of people working on a day-to-day basis with the plan and negotiating sessions, but we had a team of about 20 people that were providing technical input to the actual document. So, I’d imagine that the number of people engaged in developing the plan is probably in the hundreds."

The interviews gives great insight into the work of PAME and how the document was developed.

Link to the interview.

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shutterstock 41138494The PAME-II 2020 meeting will be held online as a virtual meeting via PAME's GoToMeeting System.

The next PAME Working Group Meeting (PAME II-2020) and its associated expert pre-meetings will be held online from 15-25 September 2020. We will be using PAME‘s GoToMeeting System. Below are details on the aim and schedule of the meeting.

The aim of this Meeting is to discuss and make progress on any outstanding issues in projects/deliverable documents for 2021 Ministerial, including

  1. Leads on respective activities to provide summary status on progress to date in accordance with the PAME I-2020 Records of Decisions and the PAME 2019-2021 Work Plan and propose timelines to finalize respective activities/projects for deliverables to the 2021 Ministerial meeting (May 2021).
  2. Agree on updates/timelines for the next SAO meeting 28-30 October 2020 to include a list of planned deliverables for the April 2020 Ministerial meeting.
  3. Compile proposed activities and projects for possible inclusion into the PAME Work Plan 2021-2023 to include draft content, new proposed projects and indications of lead/co-leads. The AMSP 2015-2025 Implementation Plan can be used as a framework.
  4. Agree on timelines/milestones of actions and activities needed up to May 2021 Ministerial meeting to include the final draft of the PAME Work Plan 2021-2023 and inputs to the SAO Report to Ministers as per guidance from the Arctic Council/Iceland‘s Chairmanship.

Documents requiring decisions from this meeting should be distributed 30 days in advance, or by 28 August 2020 in accordance with the Arctic Council’s Working Groups Common Operating Guidelines.

Leads on respective activities are requested to prepare for this meeting in accordance with the PAME Work Plan 2019-2021 and Records of Decisions from the PAME I-2020 meeting.

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shutterstock 1063288892The PAME-I 2021 meeting will be held online as a virtual meeting via PAME's GoToMeeting System.

PAME I-2020 and its associated expert group pre-meetings will be held online from 25 Jan-5 Feb. 2021. We will use GoToMeeting, hosted by PAME’s account. Below are details on the aim and schedule of the meeting.

The aim of PAME I-2021 Meeting is as follows: 

  • Agree on projects for inclusion into the PAME Work Plan 2021-2023. 
  • Agree on deliverables to the Ministerial meeting May 2021 with reference to PAME II-2020 RoDs.
  • Agree on updates/status for the next SAO meeting 9-11 March 2021 to include outstanding issues and/or guidance sought from SAOs in preparations for the 2021Ministerial meeting. 

Leads on respective activities to provide status on progress to date in accordance with the PAME II-2020 Records of Decisions and the PAME 2019-2021 Work Plan.  

Documents requiring decisions from this meeting should be distributed 30 days in advance, or by 7th of January 2021 in accordance with the Arctic Council’s Working Groups Common Operating Guidelines. 

shutterstock 111405599This site is for the EA-EG in preparation for the 7th EA Workshop, Value and Valuation for the Ecosystem Approach in the Arctic.

The overall goal of the workshop is to identify, understand and find ways to benefit from the diverse systems of values and valuation of nature in the shared ecosystems of an increasingly connected Arctic.

This site provides Planning Team members the draft Program, list of experts and literature resources for developing the Program.

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