GRID-Arendal hosted a high-level event on marine pollution in the Arctic in Copenhagen on 25 November 2021.
Marine pollution is a global challenge which requires urgent and cross-border political action. Perhaps nowhere is the challenge more imminent than in the Arctic, where plastic litter and other types of pollution accumulate from all corners of the world, threatening not only the health and well-being of people and animals living in the region, but also ecosystems and blue economies across the globe. What can be done to address the problem? Could a new global treaty on plastic pollution be a game-changer? And how can we build on the positive momentum around plastic litter to address also other types of marine pollution? With this conference, we are bringing together key policymakers, ambassadors, experts, and civil society to share experiences and identify solutions for a cleaner and healthier Arctic.
The ECOTIP project investigates ecosystem tipping points and their cascading effects in the Arctic, from melting ice to changing fisheries.
We coordinated development of a Rapid Response Assessment to assess critical research gaps related to Arctic coastal permafrost.
A series of policy assessments for different global mountain regions is being produced by GRID-Arendal and UN Environment.
Nunataryuk is a Horizon 2020 project which investigates the impact of permafrost thaw in Arctic coastal areas .