Arctic Council Working Group
POPs and mercury
Indigenous Peoples' Contaminant Action Program
Short-lived climate pollutants
The Kingdom of Denmark
The Russian Federation
The United States
Aleut International Association
Arctic Athabaskan Council
Gwich'in Council International
Inuit Circumpolar Council
Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North
Arctic Contaminants Action Program
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna
Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response
Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment
Sustainable Development Working Group
Intergovernmental and interparliamentary organizations
About the Arctic Council
Arctic Council Secretariat
Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat
Task forces and expert groups
How we work
Agreements and cooperation
Data and knowledge
Understanding climate change impacts on Arctic ecosystems and associated climate feedbacks
Kola Waste Project
Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP)
Prevention, Preparedness and Response for small communities
Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter
Underwater noise in the Arctic
Marine Biodiversity Monitoring
Arctic Marine Microplastics and Litter
Blue Bioeconomy in the Arctic Region
Arctic Contaminants Action Program
Helsinki hosts fourth meeting of the Task Force for Action on Black Carbon and Methane
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, ha...
10 Jun 2014
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 improv...
31 Oct 2013
Arctic Council States welcome Minamata Convention on Mercury
The Minamata Convention, a global agreement “to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds,” will...
11 Oct 2013
Arctic Council seeks to understand and reduce SLCFs such as methane
A recent paper in the journal Nature on the potential costs to the global economy of methane release in the Arctic garnered many headlines and ignited significant debate ...
12 Sep 2013
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 t...
10 Jul 2013
Workshop on reducing Black Carbon emissions from residential wood combustion
The Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency and the Finnish Environment Institute hosted an Arctic Contaminants Action program (ACAP) working group workshop in Oslo on 18t...
28 Jun 2013
Arctic Council working groups complete documents for Ministerial
Last week three of the Arctic Council working groups held their last meetings before the Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna in May.
20 Feb 2013
ACAP Working Group Met in Copenhagen
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 Jaa...
26 Sep 2012
Finnish Chairmanship of 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 ...
08 May 2012
New Arctic Contaminants Project
Industrial development of the Arctic has been accompanied by waste accumulation, especially in the vicinity of indigenous villages. This represents a growing threat to sa...
23 Nov 2011