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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...
25 Aug 2015

Arctic Council recommends actions to reduce black carbon emissions from domestic wood-burning stoves

The Arctic Council has completed a study on how to reduce black carbon emissions from residential wood combustion in the Arctic. The study compiles information on wood bu...
10 Aug 2015

New ACAP project on climate mitigation

The ACAP Working Group has approved (November 2012) a new project on Reduction of Black Carbon Emissions from Residential Wood Combustion. The ACAP project is co-lead by ...
07 Aug 2015

First meeting of IPCAP

IPCAP PSG gathered for its first meeting on November 7 in Luleå, Sweden. Permanent participant organisations Aleut International Association (AIA), Russian Indigenous Peo...
07 Aug 2015

Addressing Pollution in the Arctic: from knowledge to action

The Arctic Council has a long and rich history of scientific assessment work on pollution and climate change issues and was one of the first forums to recognize the impor...
16 Apr 2015

Helsinki hosts fourth meeting of the Task Force for Action on Black Carbon and Methane

On 21-22 May, the Arctic Council’s Task Force for Action on Black Carbon and Methane met for the fourth time. The task force, which is co-chaired by Canada and Sweden, ha...
10 Jun 2014

Obsolete Pesticides in Northern Russia: New Report from ACAP

The Russian Federation has an estimated 40,000 tonnes of obsolete pesticides, and the Arctic Council Working Group ACAP has been engaged since 2001 on a project to improv...
31 Oct 2013

Arctic Council States welcome Minamata Convention on Mercury

The Minamata Convention, a global agreement “to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds,” will...
11 Oct 2013

Arctic Council seeks to understand and reduce SLCFs such as methane

A recent paper in the journal Nature on the potential costs to the global economy of methane release in the Arctic garnered many headlines and ignited significant debate ...
12 Sep 2013

New ACAP fact sheet on obsolete pesticides in the Arctic

Obsolete pesticides pose a risk to human health and the environment locally and globally. Many pesticides are found in the Arctic as a result of long-range transport in t...
10 Jul 2013

Workshop on reducing Black Carbon emissions from residential wood combustion

The Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency and the Finnish Environment Institute hosted an Arctic Contaminants Action program (ACAP) working group workshop in Oslo on 18t...
28 Jun 2013

Arctic Council working groups complete documents for Ministerial

Last week three of the Arctic Council working groups held their last meetings before the Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna in May.
20 Feb 2013

ACAP Working Group Met in Copenhagen

The Arctic Contaminants Action Program working group (ACAP) met in Danish Environment Protection Agency premises in Copenhagen 13-14 September. The meeting was led by Jaa...
26 Sep 2012

Finnish Chairmanship of ACAP

The Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP) working group made the transition from Russian to Finnish Chairmanship following the SAO meeting in Stockholm at the end of ...
08 May 2012

New Arctic Contaminants Project

Industrial development of the Arctic has been accompanied by waste accumulation, especially in the vicinity of indigenous villages. This represents a growing threat to sa...
23 Nov 2011
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