Feb. 1999 Mar. 1999
Start of the Mackenzie Basin Integrated Impact Assessment
Creation of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
Creation of the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (AEPS)
Noting the existing global cooperation on climate change and ozone depletion, the AEPS tasks one of its working groups (AMAP) with reviewing programs and identifying knowledge gaps in relation to the Arctic
IASC publishes scientific plan for a regional research program in the Arctic on global change
Start for IASC-sponsored Bering Sea and Barents Sea Impact Studies
Arctic Council is created and subsumes previous AEPS working groups
AMAP publishes a chapter on climate change and ultraviolet radiation as part of circumpolar assessment on pollution
AEPS Ministerial recognizes the need to initiate monitoring and assessment activities focusing on the effects and interactions with other agents impacting the Arctic, and to forge linkages with other organizations.
AMAP discusses plans for an Arctic climate impact assessment based on a US proposal. Decision to create ACIA's Assessment Steering Committee.
IASC decides to focus an assessment on climate change and gives Robert Corell the task of developing an draft outline
First draft of ACIA outline discussed by IASC First meeting of ACIA's Assessment Steering Committee
Creation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
IPCC's First Assessment Reports
Signing of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
IPCC's Second Assessment Reports
IPCC publishes an assessment of regional impacts of climate change
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