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Arctic Messages

08.12.18 | Arrangement
Arctic Messages
There is a rising economic and political interest in the Arctic and its unique environment and resources. While the interest offers great development potential in many areas, the Arctic region simultaneously faces rapid environmental changes.


09:30 - 16:45



11:00 - 11:30 Documenting the Effects of Climate Change in the Arctic

With photographer Samuel Turpin from Humans & Climate Change Stories

13:00 - 14:00 Traditional and Local Knowledge of Climate Change

Climate change is affecting the lifes of Indigenous Peoples globally. The Arctic region is warming at a much faster rate than the global average. The event will highlight how Indigenous People in the Arctic are affected by climate change, and how traditional knowledge may contribute to ways of adaptation to climate change not only in the North.

Representatives of Indigenous Peoples from Russia, Sweden, North America and Africa will tell about their experiences and ways of influencing climate change policies. 

The Nordic working group for global climate negotiations (NOAK)

14:30 - 15:30 A Dialogue on SLCP Solutions for Climate Action in the Nordics, Arctic and the World

Reducing all climate forcers is necessary, including short-lived climate pollutants. Addressing Arctic SLCPs can contribute to quick emission reductions and health development goals. A dialogue between Arctic Council, Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the NCM addresses SLCP actions and synergies for climate and health in the Arctic and globally.

Finnish Ministry of the Environment and Climate and Air Pollution Group (KOL)

16:00 - 16:30 Afternoon Brief with Árni Snorrason

Árni Snorrason, Director General, Icelandic Meteorological Office