COP22 Session: Arctic change and its implications for global risk

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ICE-ARC and EU PolarNet are holding a joint briefing session in the European Union Pavilion at COP22 in Marrakesh this week, the session will provide up-to-date information on the regional and global impacts and risks associated with Arctic change.

Description

The Arctic is experiencing dramatic environmental, economic, and societal changes that not only have implications for the high latitudes, but which are likely to lead to profound global consequences and risks. But how much do we really know about the impact of Arctic change? Building upon the EU’s investment in Arctic science our session will provide up-to-date information on the effects and risks associated with Arctic change globally, with a special focus on implications for the lower latitudes.

Purpose

• Provide an up-to-date and holistic overview of impacts and risks associated with Arctic change.
• Provide an opportunity for stakeholders to deliver feedback on the advanced information that is required for decision-making regarding Arctic change and its socioeconomic impacts.

Format

Five high-level, keynote presentations on the multi-sector impacts of Arctic change, followed by an open Q & A panel session.

Moderator

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal: Head of WWF’s International Climate and Energy Practice, and Former Minister of State for Environment in Peru and President of COP20.

Session

Overview of the session and the importance of the Arctic Manuel Pulgar-Vidal (WWF)
Opening statement (via video) Andrea Tilche (European Commission)
1. Climate change in the Arctic Jeremy Wilkinson (British Antarctic Survey)
2. Arctic connections with the rest of the world Petteri Taalas (WMO)
3. Global economic risk and the Arctic Dmitry Yumashev (Lancaster University)
4. Societal and security impacts of Arctic change Lene Kielsen Holm (GCRC)
Question and answer discussion Moderated by Manuel Pulgar- Vidal
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