Mapping the Changing Climate in the Polar Regions
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As climate change accelerates and the Arctic becomes more accessible than ever before, the geopolitical importance of the polar regions is growing. Arctic countries share a commitment to protecting the environment of those regions in the face of growing interest. In particular, Finland and the United States share a commitment to increasing Arctic and polar scientific cooperation, as well as a responsibility to creating awareness about the pace of climate change in the polar regions and the effects of global emissions on the Arctic environment. Please join the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute and the Embassy of Finland for a discussion exploring how science and technology help the United Nations, Finland and the United States increase awareness about the changes occurring in the polar regions.
Ambassador Petteri Vuorimäki
Dr. Petteri Taalas
Timothy J. Mattimore, Jr.
Evan T. Bloom
Former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries and Director for Ocean and Polar Affairs, U.S. Department of State
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