Ulrik Westman chaired the Arctic Council Working Group ACAP during the U.S. Chairmanship (2015-2017), and has stayed on as the group’s Chair for the Finnish Chairmanship (2017-2019). In the
Arctic Council Working Group ACAP (Arctic Contaminants Action Program) is working to expand the local environmental observer network, currently operating in North America, around the circumpolar
On June 2-3, 2016 in Inari, Finland delegates will gather to discuss the first steps in expanding the LEO network to the Circumpolar region - CLEO. CLEO is a project under the IPCAP Expert Group
At a meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, March 15-17, the Arctic Council gathered Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) from the eight Arctic States, and the six Permanent Participant organizations
At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21), in Paris, France, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland generously hosted and prepared a side event focused on the Arctic Council’s work on
Read an interview with Ulrik Westman, the new Chair of ACAP (Arctic Contaminants Action Programme), an Arctic Council Working Group…
In the week of 14-18 September, four of the Arctic Council's six Working Groups will be gathering simultaneously in Tromsø...
The ACAP report, delivered in 2015, highlights national and regional recommendations for reducing black carbon emissions from residential wood 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
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 importance of taking
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, has the mandate to “develop
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
A recent paper in the journal Nature on the potential costs to the global economy of methane
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 Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency and the Finnish Environment Institute hosted an Arctic Contaminants Action program (ACAP) working group workshop in Oslo on 18th and 19th of June 2013.
There will be a 2-day workshop in Oslo in June 2013 to share findings and to discuss recommendations under the ACAP-project on reduction of black carbon (BC) emissions from residential wood
Last week three of the Arctic Council working groups held their last meetings before the Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna in May. The ACAP, CAFF, and PAME working groups made the final changes to
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 Norway and Finland.
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 Jaakko Henttonen, 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 March.The new Chair of
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