Promotion of Decreased Pollution in the Arctic Region with the Introduction of Best Available Techniques (BAT)

Prevent and decrease Arctic pollution based on Best Available Techniques (BAT).


Preventing and decreasing Arctic pollution based on the BAT knowledge exchange with enterprises and universities, facilitating environmental investments in the area.


Capacity building, feasibility studies, and additional interventions when required, in cooperation with industry, academia and research/design bureaus.

These activities implement BAT at selected enterprises in the key industrial sectors through applicable cleaner production, resource efficiency measures and feasible environmental investments. The seven sectors include:

  1. pulp and paper industry;
  2. the mining, mineral and metallurgical industry;
  3. oil and gas industry;
  4. the organic chemical process industry;
  5. the inorganic chemical process industry;
  6. water and wastewater treatment and management; and
  7. combined heat and power (CHP) combustion plants, including combined incineration.

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