The Arctic Council
The Arctic Council promotes cooperation among Arctic nations on sustainable development and environmental protection. Established by the Ottawa Declaration in 1996, the Arctic Council is a high-level intergovernmental forum composed of eight nations with territory in the Arctic.
EPA leads U.S. government participation in the Arctic Contaminants Action Programme (ACAP) Working Group, which seeks to reduce emissions of pollutants into the environment.
These links provide more information about the Arctic Council, including United States participation and ongoing EPA work in the Arctic.
- Arctic Council: http://www.arctic-council.org
- Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO): http://www.nefco.org/en
- Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP)
- Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)
- Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
- Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR)
- Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)
- Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG)
Ongoing EPA Work
Arctic Black Carbon: http://www.epa.gov/international/io/arcticblackcarbon.html
Mercury in the Arctic: http://epa.gov/international/toxics/mercury/index.html#arctic
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For additional information on EPA's work with the Arctic Council, contact:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of International and Tribal Affairs (2670R)
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460