donderdag 15 juni 2017

Breaking records: How high temperatures in the Arctic affect European society - Policy briefing

Date: 22nd June 2017
Location: EU Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations, Brussels

From this year on, EU-PolarNet will host annual policy briefings in Brussels. The first briefing is co-organised with the European Polar Board. It is coming up on 22nd June 2017 and runs under the theme "Breaking records: How high temperatures in the Arctic affect European society". The lunchtime event is set out to give EU and national policy makers an overview of the state-of-the-art research on abnormal temperatures in the Arctic and their consequences for Europe. For this sea ice expert Dirk Notz from the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg, Germany, will give a keynote address on how Europe is affected by a warming Arctic. A subsequent panel discussion will build on the current scientific knowledge to reflect upon mitigation and adaptation options, which can reduce the vulnerability of both the European society and economy. The panellists are: Volker Rachold (Head of the German Arctic Office), Kirsi Latola (University of the Arctic Thematic Networks Director), Frej Sorento Dichmann (Senior Advisor Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation) and Nikolaj Bock (European Environment Agency).

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The policy briefing is by invitation only, registration is required. If you are interested in attending the policy briefing, please get in touch with Kristina Bär (