The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Rovaniemi Process

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Rovaniemi Process – this process due to concerns over pollution in the Arctic was initiated in 1989, when in the city of Rovaniemi, Finland, hosted preliminary meetings for the preparation of the Conference on the Protection of the Arctic Environment in the Arctic Region with the participation of Denmark/Greenland, Iceland, Canada, Norway, the Soviet Union, the United States, and Sweden. In 1991, the first ministerial meeting of the Arctic states, which led to the adoption of a strategy of protection of the Arctic environment (AEPS), was a breakthrough in the development of international cooperation for the protection of the Arctic.

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