About the Symposium 2010
The Changing Arctic and Its Global Implications
Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, June 21–23, 2010
This year’s high-level symposium in Ny-Ålesund will focus on climate change in the Arctic and its global implications. The Arctic warming is about twice as fast as the global warming. It already has impacts on local peoples of the Arctic and the environment. But it also has global implications like amplification of global warming, sea-level rise, and changes of the geopolitical situation of the region linked to shipping and enhanced accessibility to mineral and petroleum resources. The immediate and long-term actions we must take globally to avoid the worst impacts will be discussed at the symposium.
Our aim is to strengthen the dialogue between government, the science community and business and industry on issues such as:
Climate change: Most recent science update
Arctic climate change: Impacts and mitigation
New technology with global potential: Challenges, policies and examples
Global solutions: What does an acceptable post-Copenhagen architecture look like?
The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre will be the host of this year's symposium.
Former Director General of WHO and former Prime Minister of Norway, Gro Harlem Brundtland and IEA Director Dr. Fatih Birol have accepted our invitation and will participate in this year's Symposium.
Several high level scientists, bureaucrats and people from the industry are working on this year programme.
A part from the members of the Steering Committee, representatives from 5 Ministry (Foreign Affairs, Environment, Trade and Industry, Justice and the Police, Education), Kings Bay, Statkraft and Cicero, we have formed an Advisory Committee.
|The members of the Committee are:
|Anders Wijkman||Former member of the European Parliament, Sweden|
|Jørgen Randers||Professor BI, Norwegian School of Managment, Norway|
|Kathrine Richardson||University of Copenhagen|
|Karin Lochte||Professor and Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute|
|Bob Correll||The Climate Action Initiative, Chair|
|Osvald Bjelland||Chairman Xyntéo Ltd, Norway|
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