ACAP Work Plan Snapshot 2019- 2021

ACAP recognizes that cooperative actions contribute significantly to the overall international effort to reduce environmental damage on a global level. ACAP will continue to develop concrete project proposals within this mandate, considering the needs of Arctic indigenous communities by incorporating traditional knowledge and local knowledge when appropriate. The projects identified in ACAP’s work plan fall under four Expert Groups – POPs and Mercury, Waste, Short Live Climate Pollutants and the Indigenous Peoples Action Plan. ACAP has noted the increasing focus on solid waste management, particularly as it relates to the need to reduce plastic marine litter and the release of microplastics into the Arctic environment. This is a cross-cutting issue that will require cooperation among the relevant Arctic Council WGs including ACAP. ACAP may advance approved projects for funding to the Arctic Council Project Support Instrument (PSI) and other funding sources as appropriate.