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About ACAP

ACAP was originally founded as an Arctic Council plan to address the Arctic pollution sources identified through AMAP. It became Arctic Council's sixth permanent Working Group in 2006. It acts as a strengthening and supporting mechanism to encourage national actions to reduce emissions and other releases of pollutants. Co-operative actions will make an important and significant contribution to the overall international effort to reduce environmental damage on a global level.

Read more: About ACAP

Next ACAP Meeting in Tromsø, Norway

The next meeting of the ACAP Working Group will take place in Tromsø, Norway, September 16-18, 2015.

This will be a historic meeting as four of the six working groups of the Arctic Council will be meeting in Tromsø during the same week.  This will allow the working groups to have a half day plenary session, where cross-cutting issues such as data sharing and mapping, biodiversity, climate change and area-based management will be discussed.  SAO Chair, David Balton and Norwegian SAO, Else-Berit Eikeland will open the session.  Other SAOs, current and former, are expected to attend this event. 

The ACAP Working Group Meeting will be Chaired by the incoming Swedish Chair, Ulrik Westman.  The agenda includes status updates of ongoing projects, new projects up for ACAP WG approval and administrative matter including discussion of the new ACAP website which will be launched in early fall. 

Delegates to the meeting can access meeting documents in the password protected area of the website. 

ACAP work to be presented at GLACIER conference

picture of snowy cabin with smoke coming out of the chimney

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

Read more: ACAP work to be presented at GLACIER conference

ACAP Deliverables from the 9th Arctic Council Ministerial

On April 24th, 2015 the 9th Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council was hosted by Canada in Iqaluit, Nunavut. 

During the meeting Ministers approved two ACAP deliverables and the ACAP work plan for the next two years.

The Chairmanship of the Arctic Council now passes to the United States until spring 2017.

To download the ACAP deliverables click on the link below:

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

Reduction of Black Carbon Emissions from Residential Wood Combustion in the Arctic - Full Report

Reduction of Black Carbon Emission from Residential Wood Combustion in the Arctic - Brochure

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 burning stove and boiler technologies in the Arctic and has analyzed existing approaches to black carbon measurements, emission inventories, reduction methodologies and mitigation instruments and measures...

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

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 improve management of those stockpiles. At the recent SAO meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon, ACAP’s final report for inventory and storage improvement phases, and the recommendations associated with the report, were approved.

Read more: Obsolete Pesticides in Northern Russia: New Report from ACAP

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 the atmosphere and water. The Arctic environment and indigenous peoples are often at greater risk of exposure to contaminants because of changing climate conditions and local dietary habits.

Read more: New ACAP fact sheet on obsolete pesticides in the Arctic

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