Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (AEPS)
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1991-06 Rovaniemi Finland
Jun 1991, Rovaniemi (Finland), at 1st Arctic Ministerial Conference, by governments of 8 circumpolar nations. Activities integrated within D-XD5969 - Arctic Council through E-XE3856 - Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat (IPS).
Protect Arctic ecosystems, including humans; provide for protection, enhancement and restoration of natural resources, including their use by local populations and indigenous peoples of the Arctic; recognize and, to the extent possible, seek to accommodate the traditional and cultural needs, values and practices of the indigenous peoples as determined by themselves, related to Arctic environmental protection; review regularly the state of the Arctic environment; identify, reduce and, as a final goal, eliminate pollution.
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The following programmes have been established: E-XE2315 - Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP); E-XK1391 - Emergency, Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR); E-XK0713 - Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF); E-XK1390 - Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME); U-XK1509 - Sustainable Development and Utilization (SDU).
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