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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
Presentation: The immediacy of Arctic climate change

Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization
Presentation: Does Arctic climate change impact mid-latitude climate?

Paul Wassmann, University of Tromsø, Norway
Presentation: How Arctic sea ice matters: what we know and need to know for adaptation

Monica Tennberg, University of Lapland, Finland
Presentation: Adaptation actions for a changing Arctic – Barents perspectives

Jason Box, National Geological Survey of Greenland and Denmark (via video link)
Presentation: Arctic contributions to sea level change

Okalik Eegeesiak, Chair, Inuit Circumpolar Council
Presentation: Climate change within Inuit Nunaat: the way forward

Moderator: Morten Olsen