Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme. One of the working groups of the Arctic Council. Established in 1991. AMAP is responsible for measuring the levels of pollutants in the Arctic, and assessing their effects on the environment and people. AMAP also documents trends of pollution and the sources and pathways of pollutants. It examines the impact of pollution on Arctic flora and fauna, especially those used by indigenous people. It reports on the state of the Arctic environment and gives advice to governments on priority actions needed to improve the Arctic condition. Early reports from AMAP led to the establishment of the Arctic Council Action Plan to Eliminate Pollution of the Arctic (ACAP). A further follow-up to AMAP was the Arctic Climate Impacts Assessment (ACIA).

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