THE CHANGING ARCTIC:
Global Climate Change - the Need for Action
|MONDAY 20 AUGUST|
|1355||Arrival in Longyearbyen by plane from Oslo.|
|1430||Departure for Ny-Ålesund by plane and helicopter.|
|1500||Arrival in Ny-Ålesund and check-in.|
Welcome to Ny Ålesund and the Symposium by Mr. Knut M. Ore, Chairman of the Kings Bay AS Board and the Symposium Board.
Opening of the Ny-Ålesund Symposium by the Minister of the Environment, Ms. Helen Bjørnøy
Chair: Jan-Gunnar Winther, Director, Norwegian Polar Institute
Prof. Chris G. Rapley CBE, Director, British Antarctic Survey and President, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), United Kingdom: “Global Implications of the Climate Changes in the Polar Areas.”
Dr. Robert Corell, Director, Global Change Program, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment and Senior Policy Fellow, American Meteorological Society, USA.
Dr. Vladimir M. Kattsov, Director Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, Russia
|TUESDAY 21 AUGUST|
Dr. Jørgen Randers, Professor at The Norwegian School of Management BI and Chairman of the Norwegian Commission on Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Norway: “Possible Measures to reduce Human Greenhouse Gas Emissions.”
Prof. Dr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Leader of Energy and Technology Programs IIASA and Professor of Energy Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria: “Energy Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change.”
Prof. Tom HuTao, Beijing Normal University, P. R. China.
Dr. Pål Prestrud, Director, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO), Norway.
Chair: Dr. Jørgen Randers, Professor at The Norwegian School of Management BI and Chairman of the Norwegian Commission on Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Norway.
Dr. Masaki Iijima, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd, Japan: “Business Opportunities for CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS).”
Ms. Margareth Øvrum, Executive Vice President, Technology and Projects, Statoil ASA, Norway: “Responding to the Climate Challenge – Perspectives for Energy Providers.”
Mr. Bård Mikkelsen, CEO, Statkraft, Norway.
Mr. Erik Sauar, Senior Vise President & CTO REC-Group, REC ASA, Norway
Mr. Frederic Hauge, Leader, The Bellona Foundation, Norway.
Lars Christian Alsvik, Director, Norwegian Shipowner's Association: ”The Sea Route to an Improved Environment.”
Dr. Unni M. Steinsmo, President and CEO, The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), Norway
Mr. Willy Tomboy, Director, Environmental Affairs, Toyota Motor Europe, Belgium
Dr. Hartmut Heinrich, Group Research, Powertrain, Volkswagen AG, Germany
Mr. Magnus Rystedt, Managing Director, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation, Finland
First Group of Participants: Boat trip on the King's Bay with the vessel of the Governor of Svalbard. Personal observation of the effects of the Changing Climate on the glaciers and the nature in general.*
Free time for those that are not on the boat trip. The shop will be open between 17.00 – 21.00.
*The vessel only allow up-to 35 passengers
|1900||Second Group of Participants: Boat trip.|
|2100||Return to Ny-Ålesund and dinner in "Mellageret"|
|WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST|
POLITICAL ACTION: POLICY FRAMEWORK
Chair: Mr. Harald Dovland, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Environment, Norway
Mr. Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC.) :"Future Climate Change Policy - Challenges."
Mr. Yue Ruisheng, Deputy Director General, Department of International Cooperation, State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), P.R. of China: “Climate Change Challenges seen from a Chinese Perspective.”
Dr. Trigg Talley, U.S Department of State, USA: “US Views on Energy Security.”
Ambassador Mutsuyoshi Nishimura, Special Envoy of the Government of Japan for Climate Change and Ambassador in charge of Global Environment: "Cool Earth 50: Japan's Policy on Climate Change and International Cooperation."
Mr. Anders Wijkman, Member of European Parliament: “The Role of EU – Challenges Ahead”
SUMMING UP/CONCLUDING REMARKS:
|1130||End of Symposium|
|1145||Lunch and departure for Longyearbyen|
|1455||Departure from Longyearbyen for Oslo|
- About the symposium 2014
- Selected prictures from the symposium 2014
- Links to media coverage
- List of Participants 2014
- Program 2014 with links to the presentations
- About the symposium 2013
- Media coverage 2013
- Some pictures from 2013
- Program with links to the presentations
- About the Symposium 2012
- Links to reports, books and more
- Links to articles in the press
- Confirmed speakers and delegates
- Program, presentations and Chair's Summary
- Practical Information
- Links to media and press report from the Symposium
- Speaker presentations
- List of participants
- About the Symposium 2010