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
Arctic Council Secretariat
Task forces and expert groups
How we work
Generating data and knowledge
Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON)
Circumpolar Oil Spill Response Viability Analysis (COSRVA)
Circumpolar Oil Spill Response Viability Analysis Phase II (COSRVA II)
Marine Biodiversity Monitoring
Blue Bioeconomy in the Arctic Region
Arctic Shipping Best Practice Information Forum
Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) of the Central Arctic Ocean
Underwater noise in the Arctic
Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter
Mitigation of black carbon and methane emissions from APG flaring in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation
The Arctic Council
Arctic Contaminants Action Program
Arctic Council Working Group
POPs and mercury
Indigenous Peoples' Contaminant Action Program
Short-lived climate pollutants
Significant economic and environmental gains can be achieved by applying Best Available Technology in the oil sector in the Arctic
The Arctic Council’s Arctic Contaminant Action Program (ACAP) has completed a study on flaring of associated petroleum gas in the Russian Arctic. The report shows that si...
25 Jun 2020
5 Facts to Know About Dioxins, One of the Most Toxic Compounds on Earth
Dioxins are extremely toxic and can interfere with hormones and cause numerous very serious health problems. Unfortunately, all humans are exposed to them. The Arctic Con...
15 May 2020
ACAP’s Green Meeting Policy
ACAP has recently decided to “green” its meetings.
13 Mar 2020
Women of the Arctic Council: Interview with Inger Johanne Wiese, Chair of the Arctic Contaminants Action Program
In honor of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we spoke with some of the women who work with the Arctic Council to learn more about them, what it means to be a woman i...
02 Mar 2020
Interview with ACAP Chair Inger Johanne Wiese
"ACAP’s work is focused on pollution and short-lived climate drivers. Pollution is a threat to the Arctic ecosystem and people living there."
27 Jun 2019
Norway takes over chairmanship of the Arctic Contaminant Action Programme (ACAP)
Norway is taking over the chairmanship of Arctic Contaminant Action Programme (ACAP) from May 7, 2019.
05 Jun 2019
Community Solid Waste Management Resource Toolkit
The ACAP workshop Sharing Approaches on Community Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Within Arctic Indigenous Communities was held in Nome, Alaska, September 20- 22, 20...
03 Nov 2017
Interview: Ulrik Westman, Chair of ACAP
Pursuing improved environmental performance and reducing contaminants in the Arctic requires endurance. Some of our projects have been active for over a decade, and I bel...
07 Aug 2017
Expanding local environmental observation efforts in the Arctic
Arctic Council Working Group ACAP (Arctic Contaminants Action Program) is working to expand the local environmental observer network, currently operating in North America...
07 Feb 2017
ACAP workshop on CLEO Network beginning in Inari, Finland
Local observers can detect subtle changes in weather, landscapes and seascapes, and plant and animal communities. The Arctic Council is working to build a circumpolar net...
01 Jun 2016