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United States Resists Efforts to Have the Arctic Council Make Climate-Related Statement

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The Arctic Council convened for the eleventh time in early May 2019 in Rovaniemi, Finland, for a two-day conference. On May 7, the Arctic Council released a Joint Ministerial Statement that affirmed the desire of the eight member states to work together to face upcoming challenges but made no substantive commitments and no mention of climate change. In remarks to the Council, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed wariness about collective decision making and warned against potential effects of Chinese activity in the Arctic.

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1 Arctic Council Press Release, Rovaniemi Joint Ministerial Statement (May 7, 2019), available at https://oaarchive.arctic-council.org/bitstream/handle/11374/2342/Rovaniemi%20Joint%20Ministerial%20Statement_2019_Signed.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y.

2 Id.

3 Arctic Council Press Release, Statement by the Chair, at 1, available at https://arctic-council.org/images/PDF_attachments/Rovaniemi-Statement-from-the-chair_FINAL_840AM-7MAY.pdf.

4 See Anne Gearan, Carol Morello & John Hudson, Trump Administration Pushed to Strip Mention of Climate Change from Arctic Policy Statement, Wash. Post (May 2, 2019), at https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-administration-pushed-to-strip-mention-of-climate-change-from-arctic-policy-statement/2019/05/02/1dabcd5e-6c4a-11e9-8f44-e8d8bb1df986_story.html (quoting a source as stating that ‘“There have been challenges in the negotiations with the United States’”); Somini Sengupta, United States Rattles Arctic Talks with a Sharp Warning to China and Russia, N.Y. Times (May 6, 2019), at https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/06/climate/pompeo-arctic-china-russia.html (quoting a source as remarking that ‘“There's seven countries on one side, and the U.S. on the other’”).

5 U.S. Dep't of State Press Release, Remarks at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting (May 7, 2019), at https://www.state.gov/remarks-at-the-arctic-council-ministerial-meeting-2 [https://perma.cc/VRS8-N5ZU].

6 Secretary of State Pompeo Remarks on U.S.-Arctic Policy, C-Span, at 3:20 (May 6, 2019), at https://www.c-span.org/video/?460478-1/secretary-state-pompeo-warns-russia-china-arctic-policy-address-finland.

7 Id. at 8:40, 10:56.

8 Mei, Ming, Chinese Representative Refutes Unwarranted U.S. Accusation on Arctic Cooperation, Xinhua (May 7, 2019), at http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-05/07/c_138040973.htm. China has observer status at the Arctic Council. See Arctic Council, Observers, at https://arctic-council.org/index.php/en/about-us/arctic-council/observers.

9 Arctic Council Press Release, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's Remarks at the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting, Rovaniemi, at 1 (May 7, 2019), at https://oaarchive.arctic-council.org/bitstream/handle/11374/2405/2019_Rovaniemi_Ministerial_Statement_by_the_Russian_Federation_English.pdf?sequence=5&isAllowed=y.

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