The Effectiveness of the Arctic Council
Paula Kankaanpää and Oran Young, 25 May 2012.
The goal of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the Arctic Council and to
explore options for increasing its effectiveness in promoting Arctic sustainable
development and environmental protection in the future.
The study assessed:
the scope of the AC’s work,
- (ii) the success of the products of the AC,
- (iii) the consequences of participation on the part of different interest and knowledge
groups in the work of the Council, and
- (iv) proposals for strengthening the
Responses to this questionnaire supplemented by an analysis of primary
documents – provided the data for the study. The questionnaire was sent
to a sizable number of individuals who have been active in one way or another in
the work of the AC.
Kankaanpää & Young: The Effectiveness of the Arctic Council, Polar Research, Vol 31, 2012