Arctic Environmental Futures: Nexus of Science, Policy, and Operations
Leading Arctic experts will present and discuss the latest research on Arctic change, extreme weather, indigenous communities, and emergency response operations.
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Rapid climate and environmental change in the Arctic is shaping this critical region in unprecedented ways, while increasing attention toward global connections. How do Arctic environmental futures affect science, policy, and operations in this region and beyond? How can scientists and policymakers work together to define and answer the most pressing questions?
Leading Arctic scientists, policymakers, and emergency response officials will present and discuss the most recent research on Arctic change, extreme weather, indigenous communities, and emergency response operations.
Former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security)
RADM Joseph Nimmich, USCG (ret.)
Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders. Read more
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy. Read more