The Arctic region is the most immediate evidence of global warming: changes in both the natural and political environment of the Arctic are occurring rapidly and the melting rate of Arctic ice is accelerating. The ICCG is monitoring and generating discussion about the changes, threats and management issues that are characterizing this fragile region.
As part of this initiative, the ICCG has developed a lecture series about the Arctic that is now available to view online. This lecture series brings together insights from a range of experts in the field. It touches on all the contemporary issues related to the Arctic region from the science of what climate change is affecting to the economic and political changes that are now taking route.
There are a range of fast and alarming changes occurring in the Arctic at present. Just as alarming, however, is that models do not seem to be able to entirely predict what the future will bring. Even so, as these changes unfold, access to the Arctic becomes even greater and even more contested. International laws and protocols must be considered and exercised for the changing situation in the Arctic to be sustainably managed.
The lecture series features:
- Carlo Barbante, Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes-CNR, Ca’Foscari University of Venice
- Klaus Dodds, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London
- Katrin Rehdanz, Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel
- Arne Riedel, Ecologic Institute, Berlin
- Olav Schram Stokke, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, and the Fridtjof Nansen Institute
- Peter Wadhams, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge