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Sunday 28 Mar 2004

Get the Arctic on postcards

Now the Arctic can reach the world on four newly released postcards on the Arctic environment. The four cards portray oil and gas extraction, pollutant pathways, agglomerations and settlements and the distribution of permafrost in the Arctic. GRID-Arendal has produced the postcards as a taste of the coming Vital Arctic Graphics to be launched later this year.

Jeju/Arendal 28 March 2004 - Now the Arctic can reach the world on four newly released postcards on the Arctic environment. The four cards portray oil and gas extraction, pollutant pathways, agglomerations and settlements and the distribution of permafrost in the Arctic. Quotes by local people bring the issues to life as e.g. Volodia Tuitin from the Arctic Russia who says: 'The snow comes in many colours. It can be black. Sometimes it is dirty yellow or even pink...'. GRID-Arendal has produced the postcards as a taste of the coming Vital Arctic Graphics to be launched later this year.

The postcards will be distributed at UNEP's 5th Global Civil Society Forum (27-28 March) and the Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council (29-31 March) in Jeju, South Korea.  The Vital Arctic Graphics outlines the 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.

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