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The Circumpolar Action Plan (CAP) Implementation Team (IT) has been tasked with developing the implementation framework set out in the CAP. The CAP’s comprehensive list of actions and commitments (Annex III) span a timeframe of 10 years. Due to the difficulty of allocating resources and responsibilities to plan activities in detail for the full 10-year period, the list of actions in the CAP serve as a strategic framework for each two-year implementation plan starting from 2015. The first 2-year CAP Implementation Plan was developed for 2015-2017. Progress on the Implementation Plan is reported on the two year action plan page.

The shorter duration of these implementation plans make it easier for the Range States to carry out collaborative actions that align with national activities, priorities and strategies. It is the task of the CAP IT to prioritize actions for each two-year implementation plan. The CAP IT assesses actions in terms of costs, resources and commitments needed, identifies the division of responsibilities, and develops detailed descriptions of the content and purpose of the actions. The two-year implementation plans developed by the CAP IT are presented for agreement biennially at the Meetings of the Parties to the Agreement. The two-year plans serve as the implementation schedule of the CAP, and allow the Range States to ensure progress, flexibility and efficiency in their circumpolar cooperation.

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