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Thursday 01 Apr 2004

New Vital Arctic Graphics now on web site

A series of unique graphics on the Arctic are now available online on a new web site for the Vital Arctic Graphics. The graphics outline key issues in climate change, pollution, and development of the Arctic, paying special attention to human environment interactions, and specifically highlighting the perspectives of Arctic indigenous peoples.

Arendal, 1 April 2004 - A series of unique graphics on the Arctic are now available online on a new web site for the Vital Arctic Graphics. The graphics outlines key issues in climate change, pollution, and development of the Arctic, paying special attention to human environment interactions, and specifically highlighting the perspectives of Arctic indigenous peoples.

With a combination of illustrations and case studies, this web site highlights the major environmental and sustainable development issues in the Arctic. These include worrying levels of persistant organic and heavy metal pollutants, the rapid pace of climate change in the region, and the impacts of unsustainable resource development. In cooperation with the SnowChange project, GRID-Arendal is seeking particularly to highlight the perspectives of the indigenous peoples who have lived sustainably in the Arctic for thousands of years, and who are now faced with massive environmental change.

The web site is currently under development, and the graphics presented here subject to review by the Vital Arctic Graphics Advisory Board, a group with representation from the Arctic indigenous peoples' organizations, and experts on social and environmental issues.

To view the current edition of the web site: http://vitalgraphics.grida.no/arctic/

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