03 November 2011The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, invites you to attend a special side event discussing THE VIEW FROM UP HERE: ARCTIC BIODIVERSITY IN A WARMING WORLD at the upcoming 15th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), in Montreal, Canada. The hour-long side event will be held on Wednesday November 9, at 18:15 in Room 3 (Level 1). Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Event description: THE VIEW FROM UP HERE: ARCTIC BIODIVERSITY IN A WARMING WORLD The Arctic environment is experiencing unprecedented and rapid change from a variety of stressors that often interact in unpredictable ways. Understanding and responding to current and emerging concerns facing Arctic biodiversity requires coordinated circumpolar scientific information. Panelists from CAFF, the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, will discuss critical issues facing Arctic biodiversity and the Peoples of the North. They will describe CAFF´s circumpolar projects and priorities intended to help fill knowledge gaps and assist in a more immediate and effective policy response. Please circulate to interested colleagues. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Courtney Price, CAFF communications officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tom Barry, CAFF executive secretary, at email@example.com. Photo by UNEP-GRID Arendal, Lawrence Hislop.