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The Unraveling of the Arctic

  • 22 Apr 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Ottawa City Hall, Jean Piggot Place

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April 22 (Earth Day) 8:30am - noon

Ottawa City Hall, Jean Piggot Place

The Canadian Climate Forum (the Forum) and its event partners Arctic21 and the WWF – Global Arctic Programme invite you to join us on Earth Day 2015 for a ‘science of the issues’ event to address the changing climate underway in the Arctic.

This event comes days before Ministers gather in Iqaluit to mark the transition of the two year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Canada to the United States of America.

This half day public event will explore recorded, serious impacts of climate change in the Arctic, as well as opportunities arising from these changes.

World renowned experts will address the most current Arctic research, weaving perspectives rooted in human interest with impacts on ecosystems, local and Indigenous peoples and the economy – all of which have global implications.

Introductory and Closing Remarks

Dr. Tom Pedersen – Chair of the Canadian Climate Forum; Executive Director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, University of Victoria
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Panel 1: Natural Sciences: Glaciers, Permafrost and Sea Ice

Dr. Martin Sharp – Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta
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Dr. Antoni (Toni) Lewkowicz – President, International Permafrost Association; Dean, Faculty of Arts, Department of Geography, University of Ottawa
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Dr. Bruno Tremblay – Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, University of McGill
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Panel 2: Ecosystems and Impacts of a Changing Climate

Dr. Risa Smith – International Chair, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group of the Arctic Council
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Terry Audla- President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK); the national organization representing close to 60,000 Inuit across Nunavut, Nunavik (Northern Quebec), Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador) and the Inuvialuit settlement region of the Northwest Territories.
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Erika Rosenthal -Staff Attorney, International Program, Earthjustice; Contributor to the Arctic Black Carbon Framework
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Ed Struzik – Award winning author, photographer and journalist. Fellow at the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University; Regulator contributor to ‘Yale Environment 360’.
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This event is free and open to the public 

CCF Welcomes Special Guest – US Ambassador to Canada Mr. Bruce Heyman will provide closing remarks

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