Guide to Arctic Policy and Assessments

Title (max 80 characters)Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA)
Blurb (max 320 characters)The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA), a joint project by the Arctic Council and International Arctic Science Committee, describes the ongoing climate change in the Arctic and its consequences.

These include rising temperatures, loss of sea ice, unprecedented melting of the Greenland Ice sheet, and numerous impacts on ecosystems, animals and people living in the Arctic.

The ACIA, published in 2005, was the first comprehensively researched and peer-reviewed evaluation of Arctic climate change and its impacts for the region and the world, and was based on the state of knowledge in 2004. 

Document type:Web page
Year Published:2005
Published by:Arctic Council


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