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Title:
What's at stake in the Arctic?
When:
25.11.2016 13.00 h - 16.00 h
Where:
Ministry of the Environment and Energy, Bankhallen, Malmtorgsgatan 3
Category:
Seminar
Centre:

Stockholm

Description

Welcome to the launch of the Arctic Resilience Final Report

Environmental, ecological, and social changes are happening faster than ever in the Arctic, and are accelerating. They are also more extreme, well beyond what has been seen before. This means the integrity of Arctic ecosystems is increasingly challenged, threatening the sustainability of current ways of life in the Arctic and likely disruption of global climate and ecosystems.

This Arctic Resilience Final Report is the concluding scientific product of the Arctic Resilience Assessment, a project launched by the Swedish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

Join us online from 13:00 CET

 

Preliminary program

13:00-13:05 Welcome!
Moderator: Johan Kuylenstierna, Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

13:05-13:15 Sweden's role in the Arctic
Minister for the Environment, Karolina Skog, Ministry of the Environment and Energy

13:15-13:35 The Urgency of the Arctic
Professor Johan Rockström, Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC)

13:35-14:40 Science panel: What do we see happening in the Arctic? Why is this a problem and why should we care?
Panellists: Docent Marcus Carson, Senior Research Fellow, SEI; Annika E. Nilsson, Senior Research Fellow, SEI; Professor Garry Peterson, Head of Sustainability, SRC, Sarah Cornell, Research Coordinator, SRC

14:40-15:10 Coffee break

15:10-15:55 Policy panel: Where do we go from here and what actions can be taken?
Introduction to panel discussion: The Arctic Resilience Action Framework
Joel Clement, Director, Office of Policy Analysis at United States Department of the Interior, and Co-chair of the Arctic Resilience Assessment

Panellists: Minister for the Environment, Karolina Skog, Ministry of the Environment and Energy; Lars Ronnås, Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change; Fredrik Hannerz, Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Andrés Jato, Arctic Ambassador of Sweden; René Söderman, Senior Adviser Arctic Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

15:55-16:00 Wrap up
Moderator: Johan Kuylenstierna, Executive Director, SEI

16:00 Mingle

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