2015 Year in Review: Progress Report on the Implementation of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region [open pdf - 761KB]
From the Document: "The United States made tremendous progress in 2015 in advancing the Nation's strategic goals and policies for the Arctic region. This region continues to undergo rapid climate-related changes that are dramatically affecting its ecosystems and its people. These changes make it imperative for the United States to engage strategically within the region to address the growing risks and challenges to its long-term economic, ecological, and cultural values. The 2013 National Strategy for the Arctic Region (Strategy) set forth the U.S. Government's strategic priorities for the Arctic region. The Strategy's purpose is 'to position the United States to respond effectively to challenges and emerging opportunities arising from significant increases in Arctic activity due to the diminishment of sea ice and the emergence of a new Arctic environment.' The 2014 Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (Implementation Plan) set forth 'the methodology, process, and approach for executing the Strategy.' To date, the United States has successfully advanced many of the Strategy's objectives through a combination of independent actions, bilateral initiatives, and multilateral cooperation. This 2015 Year in Review -- Progress Report on the Implementation of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region details the status of U.S. efforts in the Arctic under the three lines of effort outlined in the Strategy: 1. Advance United States Security Interests 2. Pursue Responsible Arctic Region Stewardship 3. Strengthen International Cooperation"
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