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Perceiving Arctic Change

A side event to the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial on 24th October 2018, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Hiroshimastr. 24, 10785 Berlin

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe. What this means to the environment and people of the Arctic is a major question that will be debated at the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial. This official side-event aims to raise awareness among Arctic specialists and the general public about the urgent need for important decisions and coordinated action among all nations, be they Arctic neighboring states or not. It will cover the regional and dynamical aspects of Arctic change, to be followed by presentations of two indigenous personalities from Greenland and the Russian Federation. A panel discussion with experts including scientists and the indigenous representatives will then be dedicated to the important question of how the co-construction of knowledge can enhance the resilience of the Arctic eco-systems and societies. Another major issue is the question of how to link more efficiently the wide range of Arctic observations and climate research to foster adaptation in this unique and highly sensitive environment threatened by many new challenges. A get-together will foster the discussion between participants.

Guests: Prof Antje Boetius (Director of AWI); Lars Kullerud (President of UArctic); Prof Karin Lochte (Chair of scientific advisory board Arctic Science Ministerial); Per Rosing-Petersen (Member of Greenland parliament); Prof Torsten Sachs (Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam); Vyacheslav Shadrin (Chief of the Council of Yukaghir Elders)

Entrance free
Please register via: until October 19