ARCHIVE MATERIAL: Hot Spots Exclusion

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.

Barents Environmental Hot Spots

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Hot Spots Story Map

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