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Paul Crowley
Paul Crowley
Vice President, Arctic

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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A frozen security blanket for the world
How saving the Arctic really means saving ourselves.

Asking the cold hard questions about the future of the Arctic this election
We're asking all federal candidates in Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut to share their positions and commitments on the future of development in the north. Here are the responses we've received.

New UN Sustainable Development Goals should bring renewable energy to the north
International agreement has implications for Canada’s northern communities

Conservation-based planning will protect the caribou for generations to come
WWF promotes a precautionary approach to the recent adjustment to the Baffin Island caribou hunting moratorium.

WWF-Canada applauds decision by Nunavut Impact Review Board to halt Kiggavik uranium mine
The Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) made the right decision in denying approval for a uranium mine development at Kiggavik that has no set start date.