Measuring and monitoring pollutants and climate change effects on ecosystems and human health in the Arctic
The AMAP Working Group is composed of Arctic States and Permanent Participants together with representatives of Observer countries and organizations. AMAP scientific assessment work is accomplished through expert groups established by AMAP.
AMAP also supports international processes that work to reduce the global threats from contaminants and climate change. These include the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN-Environment Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and Minamata Convention on mercury, and the United Nation's Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution.
AMAP Heads of Delegation meet in plenary twice a year to discuss priorities and projects identified in the work plan; at least one of these events is a full Working Group meeting.
AMAP’s priorities include the following contaminant and climate-related issues:
AMAP’s work is developed within the context the AMAP Strategy and a multi-year assessment schedule. AMAP works according to 2-year work-plans that are approved by the Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials. Planned AMAP publications (and delivery date) under the current Work Plan include:
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