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Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau

Tomorrow is Inauguration Day, but before the sun sets completely on the Obama Administration, let’s take a look at one of his legacy moves: safeguarding the Arctic. He hasn’t done this alone; the U.S. is part of the Arctic Council, as is Canada, whose prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has partnered with Obama in a joint statement on Arctic cooperation.

Key objectives: a science-based approach to oil and gas, supporting Arctic communities, low-impact shipping corridors, and science-based management of Arctic fisheries.

Read the statement here.

Caption: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and President Barack Obama. (Photo Credit: whitehouse.gov)