ACAP contributes to efforts to reduce environmental risks and prevent pollution of the Arctic environment.
ACAP acts as a strengthening and supporting mechanism of the Arctic Council, encouraging national actions to reduce emissions and releases of pollutants and to reduce environmental, human health and socio-economic risks.
ACAP, in cooperation with national authorities, develops pilot projects that build capacity and demonstrate emission reduction activities for contaminants. Exchange of information and knowledge on best practices, technologies, regulations, and other measures among Arctic States are key instruments in this work. ACAP contributes to the implementation by the Arctic States of international conventions and related protocols relevant to the Arctic.