THIRD POLE – HIMALAYA / Arctic Circle VIRTUAL Prior to the Abu Dhabi Forum

Live dialogue with experts – December 16th at 2 PM GMT / 9 AM EDT

This VIRTUAL dialogue is moderated by Mr. Dagfinnur Sveinbjörnsson, Arctic Circle Emissary on the Third Pole, Climate and the Oceans and is an introduction to the Arctic Circle Abu Dhabi Forum to take place in January.

Introductory remarks by H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Chairman of Arctic Circle, President of Iceland 1996-2016.

Dr. Pema Gyamtsho,
Director General of ICIMOD

Dr. Eklabya Sharma,
Coordinating Lead Author of the Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment

H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson,
Chairman of Arctic Circle,
President of Iceland 1996-2016

Dagfinnur Sveinbjörnsson,
Arctic Circle Emissary on the
Third Pole, Climate and the Oceans

The Third Pole – Himalaya will experience profound ecological and geophysical transformations as a result of climate change. The melting of the glaciers carries water security implications for up to 2 billion people across the river basins of Asia. In the face of this monumental challenge, new avenues of collaboration are called for.

This VIRTUAL event will explored if the Arctic model of collaboration can serve as an inspiration for the
Third Pole – Himalaya.

The challenges facing the region and efforts to increase collaboration in recent years will be discussed; in particular the Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment Report.

Register for the event here.

Submit questions or comments here

Arctic Circle VIRTUAL offers new ways of bringing the Arctic dialogue online while connecting interesting initiatives, speakers and organizations together. It serves as an online media platform allowing prominent leaders in politics, business, science and other areas to present their views to a global audience.

Similarly to the Assemblies and Forums, participants from all over the world are encouraged to place their questions, make comments and be a part of the open democratic dialogue.

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