Gwich'in Council International focuses its efforts at the Arctic Council within the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) and the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group (CAFF).

Our Focus on Renewable Energy

GCI is focusing on renewable energy at the Arctic Council, in order work collaboratively with our neighbours to find renewable energy solutions for the Arctic by sharing knowledge, developing best practises, and building resources. Our communities in both Canada and Alaska currently rely on diesel power generation and a switch to renewables will help our communities to:

  • Increase our energy security by providing reliable sources of energy generation;
  • Generate economic benefits by diversity the economy and creating jobs;
  • Reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, which have a negative impact on our Arctic environment.