Contributing to efforts to reduce environmental risks and prevent pollution of the Arctic environment.

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ACAP’s mission is to contribute to the efforts to reduce environmental risks and prevent pollution of the Arctic environment.

ACAP acts as a strengthening and supporting mechanism of the Arctic Council, encouraging national actions to reduce emissions and releases of pollutants and to reduce environmental, human health and socio-economic risks.

ACAP, in cooperation with national authorities, develops pilot projects that build capacity and demonstrate emission reduction activities for contaminants. Exchange of information and knowledge on best practices, technologies, regulations, and other measures among Arctic States are key instruments in this work. ACAP contributes to the implementation by the Arctic States of international conventions and related protocols relevant to the Arctic.

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Mercury from outside the Arctic is polluting the region

A look at current trends, concerns and future action
10 May 2021
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Tackling waste pollution in the Arctic with community empowerment

How the Saami Council engaged with communities to remove waste and reclaim land
10 May 2021
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Green energy shift in the Arctic

Act short-term, gain long-term
10 May 2021
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Events

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29 Jun-30 Jun 2021
SAO Executive Online / Moscow
September
October
05 Oct-07 Oct 2021
SDWG Plenary Online / Arkhangelsk
07 Oct-08 Oct 2021
PAME Plenary Online
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ACAP Projects

Mitigation of black carbon and methane emissions from APG flaring in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation

Showing that significant economic and environmental gains can be achieved if Best Available Technology (BAT) and Best Environmental Practices (BEP) are applied.

The Tundra Project

Testing alternative clean and reliable energy solutions in a remote Sami community

Circumpolar Local Environmental Observer Network (CLEO)

Our world is changing rapidly, and local observers can detect subtle changes in weather, landscapes and seascapes, and in plant and animal communities.
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Arctic Black Carbon Case Studies Platform

Showing how existing technologies successfully, sustainably, and affordably reduce black carbon emissions.

Solid Waste Management in Small Arctic Communities

Providing in-person and online resources to address the unique needs of Arctic communities, from planning to implementation of solid waste management practices.
Garbage incinerator in Greenland. Photo: iStock / olli0815

Community-based black carbon and public health assessment

Assessing and mitigating the risks of black carbon to public health.