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Paul Crowley
Paul Crowley
Director,  Arctic Program
Paul Crowley, a long-time resident of Nunavut, has worked on many aspects of sustainable development in the Arctic and internationally for over 20 years. He served as Principal Secretary to the Premier of Nunavut, Eva Aariak. A lawyer, Paul has provided counsel through the years on a wide array of Arctic matters, such as climate change, natural resource management, as well as economic and social development. Previously, he closely supported Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, to introduce human rights into UN climate negotiations and give a human face to climate change. As part of this work he conceived and helped create Many Strong Voices – a coalition between Arctic Peoples and Small Island States. Paul assisted many Inuit organizations, including as Special Counsel to the Qikiqtani Truth Commission, which looked at Inuit-government relations in the Baffin region from 1950 to the 1970s, and as Executive Director of the Nunavut Social Development Council, which is charged with tabling an annual report on the state of Inuit culture and society.

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An urgent call for change from the Arctic
From retreating sea ice to the arrival of unfamiliar species, the environment in the North is already undergoing a dramatic change. If we don’t act quickly, it might be irreversible.

Arctic treasure gets a closeup. Here’s how to see it
New interactive map brings footage and data together to highlight the need to properly protect this natural treasure.

Why WWF-Canada is in court to protect a vital Arctic habitat
WWF-Canada is taking legal action to quash Arctic oil and gas exploration permits that continue to obstruct conservation efforts in Lancaster Sound.

Nunavut Land Use Plan needs to dip its toe in the ocean
There is work underway to develop a land-use plan for Nunavut that supports the well-being of northern communities while promoting environmental integrity. But the plan concentrates mainly on land and leaves Nunavut’s marine areas out of the discussion