The primary mandate of the Short Lived Climate Pollutants Expert Group (SLCP EG) is to facilitate projects with an initial focus on activities that reduce emissions of black carbon contamination that transports and deposits in the Arctic.

Terms of Reference

The main document regulating the operations and activities of the PSG, is the Terms of Reference. 

Click here to read the Terms of Reference. 

Co-chairs and contacts

The current EG Chair is Ms. Teresa Kuklinski from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Teresa Kuklinski, MPA, MS
International Program Manager
US Environmental Protection Agency
Office of International and Tribal Affairs
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460
Telephone: 202-564-0246
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The EG is has two Co-Chairs:  

Ann-Sofi Israelson
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Policy Development Department
International Cooperation Unit
Telephone: +46 10 698 1270
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Vigdis Vestreng, PhD
Chief Engineer, Section for Climate Science and Adaptation
Norwegian Environment Agency
Telephone: +47 90 89 90 54 
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Documents and publications

Status Reports from the EG SLCP to the ACAP Working Group

January 2014

September 2014

January 2015

September 2015

January 2016

August 2016

 

Links to ACAP Projects

For reports from completed projects, please visit the Arctic Council Open Access Archive, including:

Evaluation of Black Carbon Emission Reductions from Mining Trucks in Russia: The Case of the Murmansk Region

Economic Benefits, Social Advantages, and Emission Reductions: Bus fleet upgrade by Murmanskavtotrans

ACAPWOOD: Reduction of Black Carbon Emissions from Residential Wood Combustion in the Arctic. Black Carbon Inventory, Abatement Instruments and Measures (Full Report)

ACAPWOOD: Recommended Actions of the ACAP Report on the Reduction of Black Carbon Emissions from Residential Wood Combustion (Brochure)

For information on the Reduction of Black Carbon from Diesel Sources in the Russian Arctic Project, click here

For information on Black Carbon Case Studies Project, click here