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Global linkages – a graphic look at the changing Arctic: A Vital Arctic Graphics Report

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The Arctic region is being affected by multiple pressures and drivers of change both from within and outside the region, disturbing ecosystems, climate and human society. The consequences have knock-on effects at local, regional and global levels. The pace and extent of these changes mean that the Arctic will be a very different place in the decades to come, presenting a major adaptation challenge for people in the Arctic and beyond.


Global linkages – a graphic look at the changing Arctic, comprise of a set of maps and graphics, accompanied by short narratives. Thirteen years after the publication of the Vital Arctic Graphics, this new and current publicationvisualises some of the most prominent changes in the region and how they are linked to the rest of the world.


The publication focuses on issues that call for common solutions - climate change, biodiversity conservation and pollution prevention. It is built on Arctic and global environmental assessments and reflect the dynamic connection between the Arctic and the rest of the planet. The publication presents both trends and outlooks, and provide actionable recommendations focused on policy development and solutions.


The Climate Change section of the Global Linkages report has been amended following further consultation with global and Arctic climate experts, with adjusted references to scientific literature. Kindly use this revised version as reference.


The issues covered by the publication reflect the themes of the Finnish Chairmanship of the Arctic Environment Ministers' meeting: climate change, biodiversity conservation and pollution prevention.


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