​​Implementing the Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Guidelines ​White Paper Series

The series examines how Arctic Ocean coastal states' regulations reflect guidelines produced by the Arctic Council/PAME for offshore oil and gas activity. The IEE prepared papers on Canada and the United States in Fall 2010. In February 2011, the IEE presented the Greenland and Russian Federation White Paper to the Inuit Circumpolar Council, which commissioned the study.

Download the White Papers:

United States and Canada
Introduction Letter and Permitting Overview for the United States and Canada
White Paper No. 1: Operating Practices in the United States and Canada
White Paper No. 2: Environmental Monitoring in the United States and Canada
White Paper No.3: Northern Communities—Participation in Decision Making in the United States and Canada
White Paper No. 4: Decommissioning and Site Clearance in the United States and Canada

Greenland and Russia
​​White Paper No. 5: Implementing the Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Guidelines in Greenland and the Russian Federation

  • Overview of the Permitting Processes in Greenland and Russia
  • Environmental Assessment in Greenland and Russia
  • Indigenous Participation Greenland and Russia
  • Operating Practices in Greenland and Russia