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