Contributing to efforts to reduce environmental risks and prevent pollution of the Arctic environment.

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ACAP’s mission is to contribute to the efforts to reduce environmental risks and prevent pollution of the Arctic environment.

ACAP acts as a strengthening and supporting mechanism of the Arctic Council, encouraging national actions to reduce emissions and releases of pollutants and to reduce environmental, human health and socio-economic risks.

ACAP, in cooperation with national authorities, develops pilot projects that build capacity and demonstrate emission reduction activities for contaminants. Exchange of information and knowledge on best practices, technologies, regulations, and other measures among Arctic States are key instruments in this work. ACAP contributes to the implementation by the Arctic States of international conventions and related protocols relevant to the Arctic.

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May
20 May 2021
Ministerial Meeting Reykjavik/Online
June
17 Jun 2021
SDWG Executive Meeting Moscow, Russian Federation
29 Jun-30 Jun 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Moscow, Russian Federation
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Cryosphere, Climate and Water in a Warming World Reykjavík, Iceland
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23 Nov-25 Nov 2021
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