Рабочая группа по устранению загрязнения Арктики

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Primary Focus
Reduction of Arctic pollution and environmental risks

Establishment
2006

Chairmanship 2021-2023
United States

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About ACAP

The Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP) works to prevent and reduce pollution and environmental risks in the Arctic. ACAP carries out demonstration projects to raise awareness and show possibilities to cut pollution in the Arctic and clean up. ACAP encourages nations to strengthen policies and take actions to reduce pollutants and mitigate associated environmental, human health and socio-economic risks.

ACAP, in cooperation with national authorities, carries out its work through pilot projects, considering the challenges and risks of Arctic Indigenous populations. Pilot projects contribute to the reductions of:

  • Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as the industrial compound PCB, and mercury
  • Waste management on shore to prevent marine litter, plastics and microplastics, as well as hazardous substances, including obsolete pesticides, solvents and pharmaceuticals, and chemicals of emerging concern such as perfluorinated components
  • Short-lived climate pollutants (SLPs) such as black carbon, methane and hydrofluorocarbons currently covered in international conventions

The Arctic Council’s Projects Support Instrument (PSI) fund approves ACAP projects. The PSI finances activities aimed at preventing and mitigating pollution in the Arctic region and is primarily intended for project preparation activities such as project identification and concept development, pre-feasibility studies, environmental impact assessments, business and financing plans and more.

ACAP is led by a Chairmanship that rotates between Arctic Council States every two years. Arctic States and Permanent Participants participate in the work, and Observers are invited to participate at ACAP meetings.

Patrick Huber
ACAP Chair

Kseniia Iartceva

Executive Secretary
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ACAP News

Arctic Council events at COP26

The Russian Chairmanship, Arctic Council Working Groups and Permanent Participants at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland - (re)watch the sessions here and get more background inf...
29 Oct 2021

Quiz: Which 2021 Arctic Council report should you read based on your interests?

In 2021, the Arctic Council's Working and Expert Groups released over 50 new reports on topics including climate change, emergency response, biodiversity, Arctic shipping...
25 Oct 2021

Introducing the new ACAP Chair: “The Arctic becomes a part of you”

Patrick Huber is a specialist in some of the planet’s most pressing challenges: environmental and energy issues. As the new Chair of the Arctic Contaminants Action Progra...
18 Aug 2021
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Events

31 янв-03 фев 2022
Arctic Frontiers 2022 Tromsø, Norway
31 янв-04 фев 2022
CAFF Board Meeting 2022 Kittilä, Finland
14 фев-18 фев 2022
PAME-I 2022 Stockholm, Sweden
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  • At the 1st Senior Arctic Officials' meeting under 🇷🇺 Chairmanship of the @ArcticCouncil, ACAP Chair reported on implementation of @ACAP_Arctic's Work Plan, communication efforts and historical & current projects addressing the urgent need to ⬇️ #BlackCarbon & #methane #emissions. https://t.co/14HN4RRgi2 December 2 10:19 am