The Arctic Biodiversity Congress is being hosted and arranged by the the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group of the Arctic Council, and the Ministry of the Environment, Finland. The Ministry of the Environment, Finland is the Finnish focal point for CAFF (hosting the CAFF national representative) and is the Finnish contact point for the Congress.

The Organization Committee consists of:

The CAFF Management Board will be consulted in decisions involving the overall direction of the Congress, and will be instrumental in follow-up on possible findings and recommendations from the Congress. They will report to the Senior Arctic Officials of the Arctic Council on the outcomes of the Congress. 

Program Advisory Committee

The Program Advisory Committee comprises a mix of qualified individuals who provide advice on key dimensions of Congress program development including the inclusion and selection of diverse and relevant program content, and linkages to other CAFF, Arctic Council, and other local, regional and global efforts. 

The Program Advisory Committee currently consists of:

 Industry Advisory Committee

Representatives from industry provided guidance and organization on issues affecting industry in the Congress program.

  • Equinor
  • Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP)
  • Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO)
  • International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA)
  • Lapland Chamber of Commerce
  • North Star Group
  • Institute of the North
  • Exxonmobil
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Shell
  • AECOM engineering
  • ENI Energy company
  • Arctic Economic Council
  • Anglo American
  • Finnish Forest Industries
  • Saami Council

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