Arctic Emergencies: Current and Future Risks, Mitigation, and Response Cooperation
This report represents a review of EPPR’s past work on Arctic emergencies and a look ahead to the new risks inherent in increased development and marine activity precipitated by the climactic changes taking place in the Arctic. The creation of the Task Force on Arctic Oil Spill Preparedness and Response at the 2011 Nuuk Ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council, provided a new focus for the report from that which was originally envisioned. EPPR’s goal is to support the work of the Task Force by providing a snapshot of Arctic preparedness and response capabilities, existing and emerging risks, infrastructure deficits, and the mitigation strategies which Arctic states have begun to implement. This report is thus intended to provide a contextual reference for the Task force as it begins its deliberations.
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Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) (EPPR Secretariat, 2015)Under the Arctic Environment Protection Strategy and the Arctic Council, the Arctic countries have agreed on a “framework for taking early cooperative action on emergency prevention, preparedness and response in the Arctic.” ...
Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) (Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR), 2014)"The purpose of this document is to provide broad information on activities in the Arctic that pose a risk for a disastrous release of pollutants into the Arctic environment, discuss the responsibilities of the Arctic ...
Sources and Mitigation Opportunities to Reduce Emissions of Short-term Arctic Climate Forcers. AMAP Technical Report No. 2 (2008). Bluestein, J.; Rackley, J.; Baum, E. (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), 2008-09-01)"This study analyzes emissions inventories for each of the five pollutants – black carbon (BC), methane, and precursors of tropospheric ozone: nitrogen oxides (NOx), non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC), and ...