AMAP and the Arctic Council
Following the Joint Statement issued by 7 Arctic Council member States, the Arctic Council is pausing all official meetings of the Council and its subsidiary bodies (of which AMAP is one) until further notice.
In Memory of Robie Macdonald
Our much valued colleague, Robie W. Macdonald passed away peacefully on February 13, 2022, at the age of 74 years.
Arctic Stakes - When humans are in the center of a changing arctic
PublicationsGo to Publications
Arctic Climate Change Update 2021: Key Trends and Impacts. Summary for Policy-makers
Human Health in the Arctic 2021. Summary for Policy-makers
2021 AMAP Mercury Assessment. Summary for Policy-makers
POPs and Chemicals of Emerging Arctic Concern: Influence of Climate Change. Summary for Policy-makers
Impacts of Short-lived Climate Forcers on Arctic Climate, Air Quality, and Human Health. Summary for Policy-makers
AMAP Assessment 2018: Arctic Ocean Acidification
AMAP Assessment 2018: Biological Effects of Contaminants on Arctic Wildlife and Fish
AMAP Assessment 2016: Chemicals of Emerging Arctic Concern
Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic: Perspectives from the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort Region
Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) 2017
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme - an Arctic Council Working Group
Providing reliable and sufficient information on the status of, and threats to, the Arctic environment, and providing scientific advice on actions to be taken in order to support Arctic governments in their efforts to take remedial and preventive actions relating to contaminants and adverse effects of climate change.Read more about AMAP
Latest Arctic projects
Several new projects have been established to support AMAP’s ongoing assessments of Arctic pollution and climate issues under the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2019-2021). They include new work on mercury, human health, climate-contaminants interactions, short-lived climate forcers, Arctic climate trends, and climate-ecosystem interactions.
As well as informing the Arctic Council, this work contributes to global efforts under, e.g., the Stockholm and Minamata Conventions, the UNFCCC/IPCC and other international processes that rely on sound, independent scientific knowledge to inform decision-making.