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Green energy shift in the Arctic

Act short-term, gain long-term
10 May 2021

The workhorses behind the success

The work of the Arctic Council is so intricately linked to its six Working Groups that it would be impossible to write about the Council’s accomplishments without referri...
10 May 2021

Mercury from outside the Arctic is polluting the region

A look at current trends, concerns and future action
10 May 2021

Tackling waste pollution in the Arctic with community empowerment

How the Saami Council engaged with communities to remove waste and reclaim land
10 May 2021

How to reduce emissions of black carbon and methane in the Arctic

Significant reductions in emissions of black carbon and methane and economic gains can be achieved if Best Available Technology (BAT) and Best Environmental Practices (BE...
30 Oct 2020

Mercury and toxic cocktails affect the Arctic ecosystems, wildlife and human health – How to take action?

Tackling mercury pollution is a priority for the Arctic Contaminants Action Program Working Group. Why is it an issue in the Arctic?
23 Oct 2020

Significant economic and environmental gains can be achieved by applying Best Available Technology in the oil sector in the Arctic

The Arctic Council’s Arctic Contaminant Action Program (ACAP) has completed a study on flaring of associated petroleum gas in the Russian Arctic. The report shows that si...
25 Jun 2020

5 Facts to Know About Dioxins, One of the Most Toxic Compounds on Earth

Dioxins are extremely toxic and can interfere with hormones and cause numerous very serious health problems. Unfortunately, all humans are exposed to them. The Arctic Con...
15 May 2020

Women of the Arctic Council: Interview with Inger Johanne Wiese, Chair of the Arctic Contaminants Action Program

In honor of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we spoke with some of the women who work with the Arctic Council to learn more about them, what it means to be a woman i...
02 Mar 2020

Interview with ACAP Chair Inger Johanne Wiese

"ACAP’s work is focused on pollution and short-lived climate drivers. Pollution is a threat to the Arctic ecosystem and people living there."
27 Jun 2019

Interview: Ulrik Westman, Chair of ACAP

Pursuing improved environmental performance and reducing contaminants in the Arctic requires endurance. Some of our projects have been active for over a decade, and I bel...
07 Aug 2017

Expanding local environmental observation efforts in the Arctic

Arctic Council Working Group ACAP (Arctic Contaminants Action Program) is working to expand the local environmental observer network, currently operating in North America...
07 Feb 2017

ACAP workshop on CLEO Network beginning in Inari, Finland

Local observers can detect subtle changes in weather, landscapes and seascapes, and plant and animal communities. The Arctic Council is working to build a circumpolar net...
01 Jun 2016

CLEO Workshop set to take place in Inari, June 2-3

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 unde...
30 May 2016

Arctic Council's Black Carbon and Methane Work Highlighted at COP21

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 Arcti...
18 Dec 2015

Interview with Ulrik Westman, ACAP Chair

A brief interview with Ulrik Westman, recently-appointed Chair of Working Group ACAP.
09 Oct 2015

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
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September
08 Sep-09 Sep 2021
ACAP Plenary Online
October
05 Oct-07 Oct 2021
SDWG Plenary Online
07 Oct-08 Oct 2021
PAME Plenary Online
14 Oct-17 Oct 2021
Arctic Circle Assembly Reykjavik, Iceland
21 Oct-25 Oct 2021
EPPR Arctic Rescue Conference Kaliningrad, Russian Federation
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16 Nov-18 Nov 2021
Arctic Shipping Best Practices Forum Online
23 Nov-25 Nov 2021
SAO Plenary Salekhard, Russian Federation

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21 Aug-26 Aug 2022
Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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