The summit on the poles and glaciers ended with a political announcement by the French president in favor of research at the poles and at altitude. On this occasion, 30 countries pledged to take measures to protect the cryosphere.
The largest meeting of Arctic stakeholders showed a colorful and diverse side, which, however, cannot mask the difficulties and challenges in the region.
The One Planet – Polar Summit will welcome scientists, explorers, funders, NGOs and political representatives, to formalise a discourse on the collapse of the cryosphere and unite countries around this cause.
In June, numerous experts will gather at an international symposium on Cryosphere and Climate Change in Davos in honor of Konrad Steffen.
As a side event to COP26, the Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland held an event that looked at the difficulties of indigenous communities in the Arctic.
With numerous events, the Geneva Cryosphere Hub forms a bridge from Switzerland to the climate conference in Glasgow.
The Alfred Wegener Institute is represented at the COP26 by several researchers, who will give presentations on the thawing of permafrost and on polar oceans, among other topics.
The integrative science and society project “SmartICE” is the first winner of the Frederik-Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award at the 2021 Arctic Circle Assembly.
The Arctic Circle Assembly shows that protecting the Arctic while promoting the development of its inhabitants is at the top of the agenda for many countries just before the climate summit.
The Arctic Circle Assembly, the largest meeting of Arctic stakeholders, will be held again this year as a direct meeting and PolarJournal will be there.
Today’s Arctic Council ministerial meeting discussed some important issues on security, climate, development and the new chairmanship of Russia.
This year’s Arctic Council meeting could also be a simultaneous US-Russian summit, as both foreign ministers will be attending.
The Clean Arctic Alliance called on the ‘International Maritime Organization’ to take the step of immediately banning ships from using heavy fuel oil in the Arctic.