Results from Arctic TRANSFORM have been included in a compendium compiled by the Arctic Governance Project. Climate change has triggered a surge of research activity in the Arctic that attempts to address newly emerging concerns over governance, environmental impacts, traditional livelihoods, and expanding economic activity. The Arctic Governance Project aims to capture and assemble the best of these research efforts in order to lay the foundation for the way forward and communicate conclusions to policymakers.
Berlin, 28 July 2009
On the coast of the Baltic Sea in Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, climate change and the region’s possibilities to adapt to it will be researched for five years. As one of seven selected regions across Germany, it will be funded with close to nine million euros by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the framework of the ministry’s initiative KLIMZUG (“Managing climate change in the regions for the future”).
EU Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner and Diana Wallis, Member of European Parliament welcomed more than 120 experts from government and civil society worldwide to discuss "Transatlantic Policy Options for the Marine Arctic" at a conference in Brussels on 5 March 2009. High-level speakers from Europe and the U.S. presented their preferred policy options for addressing climate change in the Arctic with...Read more