Obama Out. One of His Legacy Moves Involves the Arctic.

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)

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