Hot Spots Exclusion

Working Group on Environment

Subgroup on Hot Spots Exclusion (SHE)

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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 Russian

Read more about the Information System on the Barents Hot Spots

Browse the subgroup documents
SHE Work Programme 2018-2019 Swedish Chairmanship EN
SHE Work Programme 2016-2017 Norwegian Chairmanship EN
SHE Work Programme 2014-2015 Russian Chairmanship EN

Contacts of the Subgroup

Ongoing and past events and projects

17-22 September 2018: Support Activity. Study visit to Finland within the FI-RU AB-Waste project

14 June 2018: Support Activity in Petrozavodsk. Seminar on waste management within the FI-RU AB-Waste project

1 February 2018: Meeting of the Arkhangelsk Regional Hot Spots Exclusion Group in Arkhangelsk. Protocol in English and Russian

4-5 December 2017: Support Activity in Arkhangelsk. Seminar on separate waste collection within the Norwegian-Russian bilateral cooperation on waste management. Resolution in English and Russian

30 November 2017: Exclusion of the three hot spots at the meeting of Barents Environmental Ministers in Vadsø (A4, Ko2-1, Ko7)

23 November 2017: Support Activity in Moscow. Seminar on waste management within the FI-RU project "Best Available Technologies in Waste Management" (AB-Waste)

October 2017: Extended SHE meeting in Syktyvkar with attendance of the Komi Regional Hot Spots Exclusion Group and international financial institutions. Minutes in English and Russian

March 2017: Extended SHE meeting in Murmansk with attendance of the Murmansk Regional Hot Spots Exclusion Group and international financial institutions. Minutes in English

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

November 2015: Exclusion of the three hot spots at the meeting of Barents Environmental Ministers in Sortavala (A3-2, K4, Ko3-1)

December 2014: Extended SHE meeting in Arkhangelsk with attendance of  the Arkhangelsk Regional Hot Spots Exclusion and international financing institutions  

April 2014: Extended SHE meeting in Petrozavodsk with attendance of the Karelian Regional Hot Spots Exclusion Group and international financial institutions

December 2013: Exclusion of the three hot spots and new reports published at the meeting of Barents Environmental Ministers

February 2010: Exclusion of the Barents Environmental Hot Spots - Final Report to the Ministers 

2003: The AMAP/NEFCO Report on Hot Spots

 

Project funding in Barents

The IBS has gathered information for all Barents relevant funding sources - more information below!

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