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Short-lived Climate Forcers in the Arctic (CICERO)


This event introduces the latest science on how black carbon and methane drives Arctic warming and the political opportunities and incentives for cooperation to reduce these emissions. It will also consider the implications of the Paris agreement and its targets for the Arctic region, and the role of Short-Lived Climate Pollutant mitigation to prevent damage to vulnerable systems. The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Section DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

Scientists and policy makers will discuss the latest political developments, legal aspects and the forthcoming Arctic Council Framework for Action on black carbon, and possible implications for countries and sectors operating in the Arctic.


  • Drew Shindell, Duke University
  • Stine Aakre, CICERO
  • Karen Florini, US State Department

Panel discussion

  • Svante Bodin, International Cryosphere Climate Initiative
  • Yulia Yamineva, University of Eastern Finland
  • Tuulia Toikka, Finnish Ministry of the Environment 
  • Speakers above

Moderator: Johan C.I. Kuylenstierna, Stockholm Environment Institute.

The event is followed by a reception at the Nordic Pavilion courtesy of CICERO, Stockholm Environmental Institute, Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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