The Arctic Council is the leading, preeminent intergovernmental forum for addressing issues related to the Arctic Region and was established in 1996 by the Ottawa Declaration after the Arctic Countries signed the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (AEPS) in 1991 as a first step. As a regional group, they promote cooperation, coordination, and interaction between the arctic states. With the growing issues of sovereignty between the various Western blocks, the situation deepens each day.
Furthermore, with global warming and catastrophic levels of sea rise, the issues of the Arctic becomes even more dire. This committee will challenge delegates to look in the future, and collaborate to creation solutions, both long and short that will determine the future of the Arctic.
Topic 1: Militarization of the Arctic
Topic 2: Regional sovereignty within the Arctic circle