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Livesändning av Whole Earth – Future of the arctic

In the circumpolar Arctic the magnitude and pace of climate change is more rapid than elsewhere on earth. In fact, the Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the globe, and is often portrayed as a bellwether of global warming.

In the circumpolar Arctic the magnitude and pace of climate change is more rapid than elsewhere on earth. In fact, the Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the globe, and is often portrayed as a bellwether of global warming. Change in the Arctic is also driven by social, economic and political drivers. These drivers too, are changing and are not independent from the globalised world of which the Arctic forms part. These environmental and political drivers, originating both within and outside the Arctic, lead to challenges but also opportunities – challenges and opportunities best dealt with well-prepared. This panel addresses two factors, often interlinked, where change, while often surprising, is also a constant, namely environmental change as well as military security, on global and planetary scales, involving major countries such as Russia and China, but also smaller locales, such as municipalities in northern Sweden.

PROGRAMME:
15:00 Welcome

15:10 ”Uncertain futures – environmental surprises, securitization and Arctic governance” Annika Nilsson, senior researcher, SEI

15:30 ”Climate change, geopolitics and governance: the view from Pajala” Lize-Marié van der Watt, post-doctoral researcher, Arcum, Umeå University.

15:50 – 16:00 Short break for questions/ clarifications

16:00 ”The Russian Bear—Going Polar or Still in the Woods?” Niklas Eklund, associate professor, Department of Political Science

16:20 ”Russia and the Arctic: challenges to cooperation” Ekaterina Klimenko, Researcher, SIPRI

16:40 Discussion

17:00 MINGLE!

Free entrance & Fika
The seminar will be held in english

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27 april, 2015 |
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