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IPY 2012 Conference in Montreal

The From Knowledge to Action International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference features the latest polar research results from global leaders in Arctic and Antarctic science.

Endorsed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Council for Science (ICSU) as the third and final conference to close IPY 2007 – 2008, the From Knowledge to Action Conference will be hosted in Montréal, Canada from April 22-27, 2012.

Occurring at a pivotal moment for the environment of our planet, this Conference draws international attention to global environmental issues that affect us all. We are witnesses to the global impacts of climate change. Scientific evidence reveals the critical role that the polar regions play in the Earth's systems. What is happening at the Poles will alter the polar environments and change the course of human and economic development.

International Polar Year

From Knowledge to Action will bring together Arctic and Antarctic researchers, policy- and decision-makers, and a broad range of interested parties from academia, industry, nongovernment, education, Arctic communities, and circumpolar indigenous peoples. Together these groups will address challenges, share and apply knowledge of the polar regions and discuss opportunities and solutions for adapting to global change.

The IPY 2012 Conference will contribute to the translation of new polar scientific findings into an evidence-based agenda for action that will influence global decisions, policies and outcomes over the coming years.