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1 March 2022

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: Impacts, Adaption and Vulnerability - Summary for Policymakers

The press release for the release of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

1 March 2022

Bitcoin Environmental impact

Few statistics on the environmental impact of Bitcoin mining

  • Bitcoin uses more renewable energy than most countries
  • Bitcoin mining is currently estimated to account for about 0.5% of global electricity consumption
  • Now Bitcoin has a carbon footprint equivalent to Greece
  • Only seven mining companies own almost 80% of all computer power on the network
  • Bitcoin mining currently uses 66 times more electricity than in 2015
  • In 2009 the cost of mining took a few second’s worth of household electricity, in 2021 the cost was worth 9 years of household electricity
  • A single Bitcoin transaction results in the same carbon footprint as a traveler flying from New York to Amsterdam.

22 February 2022

International Conference - The Arctic: Developments from the Perspective of the Humanities Concludes in Moscow

The international conference ‘The Arctic: Developments from the Perspective of the Humanities’ took place on 15–16 February as part of the main events of the Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The conference was organized and managed by the Roscongress Foundation

21 February 2022

ICRA new international competence-building program for indigenous reindeer herding youth at the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR) in Norway is now supported with ca USD 2 million from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Bank/ Global Environmental Facility (GEF).

18 February 2022

High North Dialogue 2022

High North Dialogue is an annual conference bringing together major stakeholders concerned with Arctic development. The purpose of the event is to encourage and facilitate dialogue between stakeholders to promote sustainable development in the Arctic, as well as information sharing and discussion of best practices.

16 February 2022

Arctic Frontiers 2022 Pathways

The Arctic Frontiers 2022 PATHWAYS Conference will be held 8-11 May. All travel restrictions upon entry to Norway are now the same as they were prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Digital participation is available.

11 February 2022

NorthernForum Foundation

The Northern Forum Organisation has established a formal association, the Northern Forum Foundation.

7 February 2022

Arctic Circle

Due to developments of the COVID-19 pandemic and the current travel restrictions in Asia, the Forum, previously scheduled for March 5-7, has been postponed until next year.

4 February 2022

International Arctic Forum

The 6th Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ International Arctic Forum is set to take place on 11–13 April 2022 in St. Petersburg.

1 February 2022

CGTN SpringFestival

The Spring Festival is an annual event held in China and in Chinese communities around the world. This massive event takes place on different dates each year, but it typically begins during the beginning of February and continues until the middle of the same month. This year the festival is from 31 January to 6 February, with the New Years day being the first of February.

28 January 2022

Arctic Frontiers 2022 Pathways

The Arctic Frontiers conference will be held in Tromsø from May 8th-11th 2022

The conference theme this year is Pathways. The choices the Arctic is facing will be explored when addressing pressing global challenges.

25 January 2022

ALSIB Round table 2022

The Alaska-Siberia air route (ALSIB) was an air bridge created during World War II. From the end of 1942 until the Victory over Germany, 8090 fighters, bombers, transport, and training aircraft were delivered along the Alaska-Siberia route, which accounted for about 44% of the total number of aircraft received from the USA and England.