Date: Monday 6 November 2017
Time: 13:15 – 14:45 CET (UTC+1:00)
Location: “Bonn Zone” at COP23, room #11
Livestream link: TBC

Leading scientists and experts will address, for example, how climate change in the Arctic will affect sea level rise, how the changing Arctic climate may affect storm tracks and weather in Europe and North America, and how climate change is affecting biodiversity in the Arctic itself. National delegates, journalists, and all others attending COP23 are welcomed and encouraged to attend, both to hear updated science and to interact with the panelists. For those unable to make it to COP23, the event will be live-streamed.

List of panelists (updated 20 October 2017)

  • Opening speaker: Ambassador of Finland in Germany Ms. Ritva Koukku-Ronde (TBC)
  • Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization
    Presentation: Does Arctic climate change impact mid-latitude climate?
  • David Barber, University of Manitoba, Canada
    Presentation: The immediacy of Arctic climate change
  • Monica Tennberg, University of Lapland, Finland
    Adaptation actions for a changing Arctic – Barents perspectives
  • Paul Wassmann, University of Tromsø, Norway
    Presentation: How Arctic sea ice matters: what we know and need to know for adaptation
  • Jannie Staffansson, Saami Council
  • Jason Box, National Geological Survey of Greenland and Denmark (via video link)
    Presentation: Arctic contributions to sea level change

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