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US-Canada Unite Behind Shared Arctic Vision

In response to initiatives announced today by President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from Carter Roberts, president and CEO:

“Today’s agreement unites the US and Canada behind a shared vision to balance smart economic development with protection of the Arctic’s unique and important ecosystems. The agreement rightly sets ambitious conservation principles while explicitly factoring in the effects of climate change and efforts to curb the emissions driving it. This should generate forward progress toward meaningful targets that keep the Arctic intact.”