Rapidly Changing Arctic: Implications of Governance Across the Globe

Alþjóðamálastofnun Háskóla Íslands og Rannsóknamiðstöð Íslands, Rannís, standa fyrir opnum fundi með Dr. Robert W. Corell, heimsþekktum fræðimanna sem hefur rannsakað áhrif loftslagsbreytingar á norðurslóðum, þriðjudaginn 15. febrúar frá kl. 12:00 til 13:00 í stofu 201 í Odda. Fundurinn fer fram á ensku.

Governments, business and industry, and organizations of civil society are increasingly focusing on the prospects for rapid growth in marine shipping, offshore oil and gas development, commercial fishing, and eco-tourism, while others are concerned about the likely impacts of such activities on the Arctic’s small and often traditional human communities and on the region’s ecosystems. This has resulted in an explosion of interest in a wide range of governance issues. Dr. Corell will explore the roles that science, traditional/local knowledge and policy options can play in fostering collaborative efforts to address the geopolitical challenges, and economic development and sustainability opportunities of the coming era.

Bob Corell

Robert W. Corell is the Global Change Program Director at the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment and a Senior Policy Fellow at the Policy Program of the American Meteorological Society. He recently completed an appointment as a Senior Research Fellow in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Dr. Corell is actively engaged in research concerned with both the sciences of global change and with the interface between science and public policy. He serves as the Chair of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA).