Guide to Arctic Policy and Assessments

Title (max 80 characters)Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (1991)
Blurb (max 320 characters)With this document, all eight Arctic countries commit themselves to a joint environmental agenda in the Arctic region.

As a priority, the countries identified six pollution issues – persistent organic pollutants, oil pollution, heavy metals, noise, radioactivity and acidification. They set up different mechanisms in order to tackle them. The AEPS also creates four working groups to support the countries by the establishment of international cooperation in:

  • Arctic Monitoring and assessment (AMAP)
  • Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)
  • Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and response (EPPR)
  • Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)
Document type:PDF document
Year Published:1991
Published by:Arctic Council


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