The Arctic is warming at more than twice the global average rate, and major impacts are becoming apparent. There is a growing recognition that the Arts can play an important role to learn and engage with climate change, yet the question remains “how?”. Join us for a live symposium on 20th April in Amsterdam to hear from our experts on how to raise awareness on Arctic climate change through a synergy between science, education, and art.
The Arctic is warming at more than twice the global aver- age rate, and major impacts are becoming apparent: the extent of the sea ice is shrinking, snow and glaciers are melting, the permafrost is thawing, precipitation patterns are changing and wildfires are becoming more frequent. All these processes are resulting in rapid change in Arctic ecosystems and the loss of suitable habitat for Arctic species. To avoid losing the Arctic as we know it today, it is vitally important that the world succeeds in achieving the long-term temperature target of the Paris Agreement.
There is a growing recognition that the Arts can play an important role to learn and engage with climate change, yet the question remains “how?”. How does one engage with a topic that is perceived abstract, distant, and complex, but at the same time is affecting the lives and ecosystems of so many across the world?
It is in the Arctic that climate change is perhaps most visible and where the effects are already felt by humans and the natural ecosystem as a whole. Artists, scientists, and policymakers could and should work together to address these challenges and raise awareness about these issues to a wider audience. During the symposium we will hear from among others Norwegian photographer Christian Houge, Dutch Arctic Ambassador Rene van Hell, Marije Tempel, President of the Arctic Explorer Foundation and Norway’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, Bård Ivar Svendsen on how we can raise awareness on Arctic climate change through a synergy between science, education, and art. We will also discuss on how artists can and are already helping scientists and policymakers by visualizing (Artic) climate change and raising awareness about these issues through their art.
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