Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 476

476 Arctic Yearbook 2014   those same states decide how they will implement recommendations, and account for the implementation of the recommendations. Such an initiative could be led by the incoming chair. The U.S. has already signaled that a focal area of its chairmanship will be strengthening the Council as an institution. What could strengthen it more than giving real national expression to the recommendations arrived at by the Council, and accepted by ministers? Arctic Council assessments and the related policy recommendations are financed by public money, and governments should start using them to implement their own work [