The Arctic Council hosted "The global implications of a rapidly-changing Arctic" at COP23 in Bonn. Monday, 6 November, 13:15-14:45 in the Bonn Zone.
On 6 November 2017, the Arctic Council hosted an official side event at the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn, Germany. The event — “The global implications of a rapidly-changing Arctic” — will present the latest science on Arctic climate change and its implications for the rest of the world.
To watch the panel, click here: https://youtu.be/2fUs486dwuE?t=22m40s
Date: Monday 6 November 2017
Time: 13:15 – 14:45 CET (UTC+1:00)
Location: “Bonn Zone” at COP23, room #11
Leading scientists and experts addressed, for example, how climate change in the Arctic will affect sea level rise, how the changing Arctic climate may affect storm tracks and weather in Europe and North America, and how climate change is affecting biodiversity in the Arctic itself.
List of panelists, in order of presentation (updated 2 November 2017)
Opening speaker: René Söderman, Senior Arctic Official for Finland
David Barber, University of Manitoba, Canada (click for bio)
Presentation: The immediacy of Arctic climate change
Click here to see David Barber's presentation slides
Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (click for bio)
Presentation: Does Arctic climate change impact mid-latitude climate?
Paul Wassmann, University of Tromsø, Norway (click for bio)
Presentation: How Arctic sea ice matters: what we know and need to know for adaptation
Click here to see Paul Wassmann's presentation slides
Monica Tennberg, University of Lapland, Finland (click for bio)
Presentation: Adaptation actions for a changing Arctic – Barents perspectives
Click here to see Monica Tennberg's presentation slides
Jason Box, National Geological Survey of Greenland and Denmark (via video link)
Presentation: Arctic contributions to sea level change
Click here to see Jason Box's presentation slides
Okalik Eegeesiak, Chair, Inuit Circumpolar Council (click for bio)
Presentation: Climate change within Inuit Nunaat: the way forward
Click here to see Okalik Eegeesiak's presentation slides
Moderator: Morten Olsen
Download the most pertinent reports for this session
Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA): Summary for Policy-makers
Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic: Barents Region Overview
Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic: Baffin Bay / Davis Strait Region Overview
Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic: Bering / Chukchi / Beaufort Region Overview