AMAP’s Summary of Arctic climate and Pollution Issues for 2015

The Arctic Pollution Issues 2015 Summary for Policy-makers was delivered to Ministers at the ninth Arctic Council Ministerial meeting that took place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada on 24 April 2015. It presents the key results of three AMAP assessments that update information on (1) human health in the Arctic in relation to environmental contaminants and other stressors; (2) trends in persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Arctic air, biota, and humans; and (3) radioactivity in the Arctic, including handling of radioactive waste and accidental releases.

The Arctic Climate Issues 2015 Summary for Policy-makers was delivered to Ministers at the ninth Arctic Council Ministerial meeting that took place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada on 24 April 2015. It presents the findings from two assessments that have been prepared on short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), detailing emission sources and impacts on Arctic climate of (1) black carbon and ozone, and (2) methane.

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SUMMARY FOR POLICY-MAKERS: ARCTIC POLLUTION ISSUES 2015

AMAP, 2015. Summary for Policy-makers: Arctic Pollution Issues 2015. This document presents the policy-relevant findings of the AMAP 2015 assessments of POPs (trends), human health, and radioactivity in the Arctic.

SUMMARY FOR POLICY-MAKERS: ARCTIC CLIMATE ISSUES 2015

AMAP, 2015. Summary for Policy-makers: Arctic Climate Issues 2015. This document presents the policy-relevant findings of the AMAP 2015 assessments of short-lived climate forcers (methane, balck carbon and ozone)


Two acompanying press releases have been prepared: Arctic Climate Issues press release and Arctic Pollution Issues press release

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