The ACAP Expert Group on POPs and Mercury coordinates and facilitates Arctic Council demonstration projects that reduce the release of POPS and mercury into the environment, communicate results, and coordinate synergies between projects.

Terms of Reference

In September 2015, the ACAP EG on Mercury was merged with the EG on Dioxins and Furans. 

The main documents regulating the operations and activities of the EG, are the Terms of Reference from the two pre-existing EGs. 

The Terms of Reference provide the background information about the Expert Group, defines its mandate, the roles and the responsibilities within the group, the nature and the types of activities of the PSG, the phases of project implementation.

Co-chairs and contacts

The current EG chair is Mr. Åke Mikaelsson, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

Åke Mikaelsson
Program Coordinator for Russia
Policy Development Department, International Co-operation Unit
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Valhallavägen 195, Stockholm
SE-106 48 Stockholm, Sweden

tel: + 46 8 698 00 00
fax: + 46 8 698 15 04
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Documents and publications

Click here for the Terms of Reference for the EG Mercury (2012). 

Reports produced by the EG on POPs and Mercury

2016_01_20_Meeting_Report_POPs_Mercury_EG_Draft

Reports produced by the EG on Mercury.

2013_11_7-8_Meeting_Report_Mercury_EG

2014_09_03_Meeting_Report_Mercury_EG

2014_10_10_ Meeting_Report_ Mercury_EG

2015_01_22_Meeting_Report_Mercury_EG

2015_07_22_and_2015_09_15_Meeting_Report_Mercury_EG

2015_09_Status_Report_Mercury_EG

Reports produced by the EG on Dioxins and Furans

2015_01_14_Work_Plan_EG_Dioxins_Furans

2015_11_06_Meeting_Report_EG_Dioxins_Furans

2015_12_01_Meeting_Report_EG_Dioxins_Furans

2015_12_15_Meeting_Report_EG_Dioxins_Furans

2016_01_16_Meeting_Report_EG_Dioxins_Furans

2015_08_24_Status_Report_EG_Dioxins_Furans