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15 January 2010

Climate Change and Arctic Sustainable Development

UNESCO Publishing has just released Climate Change and Arctic Sustainable Development: Scientific, Social, Cultural and Educational Challenges.

12 January 2010

Arctic Tern

Recently, a new international study on The Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) was released revealing an impressive migratory pattern of the small seabird.

16 December 2009


COP15 president Connie Hedegaard resigned this morning. Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen will replace her as head of the Conference.

15 December 2009

WWF - World Wildlife Fund

WWF International Arctic Programme’s quarterly publication The Circle has been issued and is now available online on the WWF homepage.

14 December 2009

pollution from industry

China, India and other developing nations boycotted Climate talks today, as a protest and to demand that rich countries discuss a far more extensive cut in their emissions. This is believed to include 135 nations, which will refuse to participate in any formal working groups until the issue was resolved.

14 December 2009

Police securing area from protesters

More than 200 Protesters were arrested in Copenhagen on Sunday. Approximately 1000 protesters from across Europe were present, the crowd started targeting the Danish shipping giant Moller-Maersk which is when the Police decided to intervene.

10 December 2009

Arctic Portal news

So far the major issues around the Copenhagen COP15 have concentrated on the participation of world leaders to one of the biggest gathering in the field of environmental law and politics.

9 December 2009


Guardian / - There seems to be a great change coming in the climate change negotiations, after the "Danish" draft of an agreement was leaked to media yesterday.

4 December 2009

Industry pollution

Now when almost all the major players have announced their emission reduction targets, the talk has turned to money and the ways the battle against climate change can be financed.

4 December 2009

COP15 iceberg in Copenhagen

Arctic Council - During the COP15, December 7- December 18, an Arctic Venue will be held at The North Atlantic Quay in Copenhagen.

4 December 2009

Windmill drawing - As important as it is that the world leaders join together to find solutions to world's most severe problems, it is also important that the generations that will carry out most of the work in future that contains in the decisions made today get to have a say and share experiences globally.

4 December 2009


Already 65 world leaders have confirmed their attendance to the COP15 in Copenhagen in two weeks. What is, however, still unclear is whether the heads of states of the world's top three carbon polluters - USA, China and India - will attend.

4 December 2009

Polar bear on sea ice

One of the major international environmental and political challenges of our time is the climate change. It has been known for some time now, but for economic reasons it has been very difficult to find shared stand on what to do and how to do it. The 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which entered into force in 2005, is the first legally binding climate change solution that the international community has been able to agree upon.

3 December 2009

James Hansen

The Times - As aspired as a new global climate change agreement in Copenhagen is, it has begun to seem that an agreement with almost any content is enough.

2 December 2009

COP15 iceberg

Arctic Council - During the COP15, December 7- December 18,  an Arctic Venue will be held at The North Atlantic Quay in Copenhagen.

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