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ACAP work to be presented at GLACIER conference

The ACAP report, delivered in 2015, highlights national and regional recommendations for reducing black carbon emissions from residential wood stoves...

On August 31, 2015 the United States Department of State will host the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, or GLACIER, to highlight international and domestic priorities in the Arctic. Foreign ministers and high-level leaders from the eight Arctic states as well as countries and intergovernmental bodies with strong interests in the Arctic will gather with experts to address some of the pressing issues facing the Arctic environment and Arctic peoples.

Included on the agenda is a session on Protecting Communities and the Environment through Climate and Air Quality Projects, in which the recent ACAP deliverable Reduction of Black Carbon Emissions from Residential Wood Combustion in the Arctic (ACAPWOOD) will be presented. Ms. Ingunn Lindeman, a Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Environment Agency, will present the findings of the report, highlighting national and regional recommendations for reducing black carbon emissions from residential wood stoves. The ACAPWOOD report was approved at the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Iqaluit, Canada in April 2015 as a deliverable from the ACAP Working Group. The project was co-led by Norway and Finland.

In addition, the ACAP project Community Based Black Carbon and Public Health Assessment will be presented by Jim Gamble from the Aleut International Association, and - during a session on Strengthening Observation Networks - the ACAP project Circumpolar Local Environmental Observer Network for Traditional Environmental Knowledge (CLEO) will be presented by Mike Brubaker from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. CLEO is a new ACAP project which seeks to expand the existing Local Environmental Observer Network (LEO) to the circumpolar region. CLEO is a crowdsourcing or citizen-science platform in which local environmental professionals make firsthand observations and share in an online network.

For further information on ACAP deliverable and projects, please visit the ACAP website.