Working Group on Environment
Subgroup on Hot Spots Exclusion (SHE)
The AMAP/NEFCO Hot Spot List represents 42 serious environmental challenges in the Russian part of the Barents region. The Environment Ministers of the Barents Region have set the goal to launch relevant investment projects in all of the Barents environmental hot spots with the aim to be able to exclude them from the list.
The Subgroup on Hot Spots Exclusion of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council's Working Group on Environment serves as the central driving force and coordinator in the work. The operative work for exclusion of the environmental Hot Spots from the list requires thorough effort from regional authorities and other stakeholders. The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) conducts pre-feasibility studies, in order to develop modernization projects excluding the hot spots.
Hot Spots Fact Sheet 2017 in English and in Russian.
Read more about the Information System on the Barents Hot Spots
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Activity report 2016-2017 EN
SHE work programme 2014-2015 EN
Contacts of the subgroup
Ongoing and past events and projects
1 February 2018: Meeting of the Arkhangelsk Regional Hot Spots Exclusion Group in Arkhangelsk. Protocol RUS
4-5 December 2017: Support Activity in Arkhangelsk. Seminar on separate waste collection within the Norwegian-Russian bilateral cooperation on waste management
23 November 2017: Support Activity in Moscow. Seminar on waste management within the Finnish-Russian project "Best Available Technologies in Waste Management" (AB-Waste)
October 2017: Extended SHE meeting in Syktyvkar with attendance of the Komi regional group for hot spot exclusion, hot spot owners and international financing institutions
March 2017: Extended SHE meeting in Murmansk with attendance of the Murmansk regional group for hot spot exclusion, hot spot owners and international financing institutions
September 2016: Support Activity in Arkhangelsk. Workshop on introduction of the new Russian legislation on Best Available Technologies (BAT) in Pulp and Paper sector combined with the expert visit to the Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill in Novodvinsk
December 2014: Extended SHE meeting in Arkhangelsk with attendance of the Arkhangelsk regional group for hot spot exclusion, hot spot owners and international financing institutions
April 2014: Extended SHE meeting in Petrozavodsk with attendance of the Karelian regional group for hot spots exclusion, hot spot owners and international financing institutions
December 2013: Three hot spots excluded and new reports published at the meeting of Barents Ministers of Environment
February 2010: Exclusion of the Barents Environmental Hot Spots - Final Report to the Ministers
2003: The AMAP/NEFCO Report on Hot Spots