Climate Resilience in the Arctic and the High North; integrating climate action in policy making

Monday 9 December 2019 at 4:30 - 6:00 pm at Finland's Mission to the UN.

The Permanent Missions of Finland, Iceland and Norway to the United Nations have the pleasure to invite you to the side event

Climate resilience in the Arctic and the High North; integrating climate action in policy making

- with a focus on improving the use and uptake of climate information in policy making and implementation.

The aim of the event is to discuss integrating both climate forecasts and long term scenarios in policy making and implementation. The event will bring together scientists, policymakers and diplomats for a conversation on strengthening synergies and linkages between various processes.

Please register before 5 December at the following link:

The programme for the seminar is as follows:

16:30 – 16:40 Opening remarks
H.E Ambassador Jukka Salovaara, Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations

16:40 – 17:30 Panel discussion – Strengthening climate resilience in the Arctic

  • Observed changes in the Arctic - Mark Serreze, Director of the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre
  • Protecting the Arctic environment - Mr Satya S. Tripathi, Head of UNEP in New York
  • The impacts of climate change on policy making - Mr Eirik Sivertsen, MP from Norway
  • Achieving climate neutrality by 2030: implications for the Arctic - Mr Mikko Kärnä, MP from Finland
  • Climate change impacts on the economy - Mr Ari Trausti Guðmundsson, MP from Iceland

17:30 – 17:50 Discussion

17:50 – 18:00 Closing remarks
H. E Jörundur Valtýsson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations

The seminar will be followed by a reception to launch the photograph exhibition
“Sounding Far South – on the frontline of climate change”.

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