News & Press Releases
23 November 2022
The nuclear-powered icebreaker Yakutia, the fourth Project 22220 ship, was launched at Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg. President of Russia Vladimir Putin took part in the ceremony via videoconference.
18 November 2022
The original aim of the 2022 Arctic Yearbook, before the war started, was to explore, analyze, critique, and deepen our collective understanding of the Russian Arctic and its economy, politics and societies. As Russia was chairing the Arctic Council; as a coming oil, gas, and minerals boom was strengthening the Russian Arctic’s global influence; as pollution and climate change were reshaping the Arctic environment; and as Russian polities and peoples were demanding more attention and control, the editors saw it as critically important to collect open access, high quality, and informed studies on the Russian Arctic.
15 November 2022
Circumpolar scientific cooperation in the Arctic is more important than ever at present challenging geo-political situation. The main purpose of the Arctic expert-to-expert initiative is continued dialogue and exchange of knowledge between transdisciplinary Arctic experts of all nations.
This dialogue should proceed in people-to-people format (in compliance with and bearing in mind the current regulations), be cross-disciplinary and focus on topics of mutual importance, such as problems associated with climate change and sustainability of the Arctic regions and communities.
9 November 2022
On 8 November at the COP27 the COP27 Presidency announced the launch of Sharm-El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda in partnership with the High-Level Champions – a comprehensive, shared agenda to rally global action around 30 adaptation outcomes that are needed to address the adaptation gap and achieve a resilient world by 2030.
8 November 2022
The 27th Conference of the Parties or COP27 kicked off on 7 November in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. On the inauguration of the Climate Implementation Summit, more than 100 World Leaders gathered at COP27 to work towards implementation of existing climate agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol (adopted in 1997, entered into force 2005) and the Paris Agreement (adopted at COP21, 2015, entered into force 2016, the first legally-binding global treaty on climate change).
7 November 2022
This year, World Food Forum 2022 brought together more than 2,000 people in person at FAO headquarters in Rome, from presidents to artists, scientists, investors, Indigenous Peoples and young leaders from around the world! With over 40,000 visits online, and registrants from more than 180 countries, WFF 2022 provided a unique hybrid experience from across the globe to ensure inclusivity and awareness.
28 October 2022
Wilson Center’s Polar Institute held its first discussion in a series about the new National Strategy for the Arctic Region (NSAR) on October 25th, featuring representatives from the Arctic Executive Steering Committee, Department of Defense, State Department, and National Security Council.
20 October 2022
The World Food Forum by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) takes place from 17 to 21 October 2022 with a special focus on “Healthy Diets. Healthy Planet”. The Forum brings together thousands of participants at the FAO headquarters in Rome that discuss food, science and innovation, and investment.
19 October 2022
At the 2022 Arctic Circle Assembly, which took place in Reykjavík, Iceland on October 13-16, attended by over 2000 participants from over 60 countries, Chairman of Arctic Circle, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, announced the official formation of an Arctic Investment Partners working group.
17 October 2022
A research team in Svalbard receives a 100,000 euros grant to continue developing an advanced permafrost and meteorological climate change response system in the arctic.