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Arctic Council at COP23: Climate change in the Arctic and its global impacts

6 November 2017
The Arctic Council will host "The global implications of a rapidly-changing Arctic" at COP23 in Bonn. Monday, 6 November, 13:15-14:45 in the Bonn Zone, room 11..

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.

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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