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Ocean, Air and Arctic Issues

09.12.19 | Begivenheder
Polar bear in the Arctic
Annie Spratt
During the last decades we have seen major changes in the ocean, the air and the Arctic. All areas of great importance for our ecosystem. So what must be done to save and bring balance to these areas? Lined up we have a day of intriguing events presenting some of the issues we are facing and giving possible solutions to these.


11:00 - 19:30

IFEMA - Feria de Madrid , hall 6
Avda. del Partenón 5
28042 Madrid

09.30-10.30 Nordic Business Breakfast

9.00 Wrap up Week 1 by Sweden’s Chief or Assistant Negotiator (15 min)

9.15 Building the cities we want (25 min)

9.45 Access to clean drinking water in the future (30 min)

10.15 Reduce carbon footprint with renewable fuels and electrification (30 min)

Business Sweden

11.00-12.15 Achieving a 2030 Deadline to Comprehensively Reduce SLCPs: Methane, Black Carbon and HFCs

Integrating air and climate actions for a sustainable climate.

The path we take to reach the 1.5˚C target is crucial. This event will showcase good practices and tools that countries can use to reduce both near and long-term warming with benefits for health and sustainable development and put the world on a path to prevent up 0.6⁰C by mid-century.

Climate and Clean Air Coalition, Norway

14.00-15.00 Sailing to Zero: Solutions for Clean Shipping

Maritime transport is responsible for about 2.5% of global GHG emissions and this share is expected to grow. It is key that we decarbonise the shipping sector. The session would focus on current developments in maritime fuels, infrastructure and policies and how we can scale these up sufficiently.


15.30-16.15 The Ocean – part of our problems and solutions: Nordic views on climate, ocean and cryosphere?

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid

In October 2019 the Nordic Ministers for Environment and Climate signed a declaration that will deepen the Nordic co-operation on oceans and climate; at the event Nordic ministers, young people, policymakers and representatives of the scientific community and Indigenous Peoples will continue to discuss the implications of climate change to the Nordic Region and the oceans, including possible solutions.

  • Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Iceland
  • Ola Elvestuen, Minister of Climate and Environment, Norway
  • Hans-Otto Pörtner, Co-Chair IPCC WGII and section head at Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Marine and Polar Research
  • Lisa Koperqualuk, Inuit Circumpolar Council
  • Helen Ågren, Ambassador for the Oceans, Sweden
  • Marianne Olsen, The Nordic Oceans and Climate group

Nordic group on Oceans and Climate

18.00-18.30 Briefing: What is going on at COP25 in Madrid?

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid 📺

We open the backdoor and you get the latest updates from the UN Climate negotiations.

Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Environment Minister, Iceland

18.30-19.30 REARCTIC THINK&TALK | Creating a Culture for Bold Climate Actions

Joint event between Stockholm and Madrid

Join us for a special opportunity at this global premiere event, providing a different kind of seminar experience that creates an interactive dialogue between participants sharing ideas about the Arctic and Climate Action perspectives, with a special preview of the REARCTIC architectural projection show on the Oslo Opera House in 2020.

Panelists in Stockholm: 

  • Marcus Carson is Senior Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Insitute (SEI) and associate professor of Sociology
  • Katarina Inga is Research Associate at Stockholm Environment Insitute (SEI Headquarters – Governance and Institutions Unit)
  • Amanda Mide-Andersen is a Master Student in Climate Change Management in Norway

Moderators: Alexander Telje and Heidi Helgestad


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