Arctic oil and gas issues: Statoil training and awareness
This 200-page report covers issures related to fuels extraction in the circum-polar Arctic. Four case studies present experiences and outlook related to integrated ecosystem management (IEM), local communities and indigenous peoples and the situation in Canada, Alaska and Sakhalin.
Tuesday 07 Aug 2007
Many Strong Voices join forces on climate change
Driven by the need to protect the cultures and economies of countries and regions most affected by climate change, representatives of Arctic communities and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) from the Caribbean, and Pacific have formed an alliance called Many Strong Voices to press for significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Wednesday 30 May 2007
The Arctic Experience: Arctic Biodiversity Beyond Polar Bears
Climate Change is impacting biodiversity at a global and unprecedented scale. The Arctic region is hit particularly hard. It is already warming 2 – 2,5 times faster than the global average, due to a thinner atmosphere and several positive feedback responses. Changes in the Arctic will have major repercussions for all other global regions through changes in the hydrological cycle, the weather cycle, the carbon cycle or atmospheric changes, but also by impacting its unique biodiversity.
Tuesday 22 May 2007
Global Outlook for Ice and Snow
As part of its continuing efforts to raise global awareness about the effects of climate change, UNEP will release Global Outlook for Ice & Snow at the outset of the International Polar Year 2007-2008. This new analysis will focus on the changes in ice-and snow-covered regions and highlight the consequences of those changes for the global community.
Monday 12 Feb 2007