Participating in fieldwork with an international team, drilling ice cores, taking snow measurements, and correlating satellite images to ground measurements at 80° North. Part of the INTPART project linking Canada, US and Norwegian researchers.
The Arctic Freshwater Synthesis (AFS) project was led and coordinated by the World Climate Research Programme’s (WCRP) Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project, in partnership with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Arctic Council’s Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP).
Director of documentary focussing on biodiversity change in the Arctic. Patterns of snow and ice cover are shifting; migratory species and those unique to the Arctic are altering their behaviour and changing locations.
Project manager, editor, and contributor. Available as an eBook and on the iBooks platform. Presents the latest scientific knowledge and trends emerging from a rapidly changing Arctic.
Contributor to publication addressing the current state of reindeer husbandry in northern Mongolia and presents recommendations for improving herding and the management of pastures and their homeland.
Lead author of Arctic chapter in the 10th edition of the UNEP Year Book focusing on rapid change in the Arctic.
Working with Dukha peoples on climate change impacts in northwest Mongolia for the Nomadic Herding project.
Lead author of report that compares the needs of Arctic stakeholders with different types of satellite technologies (communications, weather, navigation, earth observation, surveillance, and science).
This background paper was prepared to provide a short summary of some of the major recent scientific findings about changes in the Arctic, steps being taken by the Arctic Council – the main governing body to address Arctic issues, and how UNEP has been working to support scientific assessments and policies to address Arctic change.
Director of short film profiling the fieldwork accomplished for the Climate-ecological Observatory for Arctic Tundra (COAT) project. www.coat.no
Editor of report which takes a broad view of existing multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and examines the role of the global environment in impacting and influencing the efficiency of Arctic MEAs in protecting biodiversity and in sustainable development.
Director of documentary featuring interviews with women environmental leaders from the Hindu Kush Himalayas. The interviews were taken during the Bhutan+10 conference icimod.org/bhutan+10/ held in Thimphu, Bhutan in October 2012.
Data collection, interviews, filming, photography, dogsledding, climate change.
The Arctic is experiencing a profound transformation that will have important impacts on the region and the world as a whole. Driven largely by interacting forces of climate change and increased human activities, the Arctic region is changing rapidly. Warming in the Arctic has increased at twice the global average since 1980.
Aqqaluk Lynge discusses the history of the Inuit Circumpolar Council. He wasp president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) 1995-2002. Member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Greenland.
The Arctic is home to approximately 4 million people, with the share of indigenous and non-indigenous populations varying widely between the Arctic states.
Project manager of publication on Food security in the Hindu Kush Himalayas and the additional burden of climate change. Launched in 2014.
Herders from both the East and the West Taiga are concerned about the environmental changes that are taking place in their homeland.
Recent studies focus attention on the radically changed flood patterns, including heavy rainfall that leads to landslides and soil erosion.
Lead Author of Chapter 7: An Earth System Perspective. The chapter focuses on the urgent need to address underlying drivers of human pressures on the Earth System. Published in 2012.
Food security in the Hindu Kush Himalayas and the additional burden of climate change
Project manager for a branded series of thematic policy briefs on Mountain Ecosystems and Energy, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, Forests and Biodiversity.
Access to agricultural land and income from crops in selected areas of the Hindu Kush Himalayas. Historically, societies in the Hindu Kush Himalayas have been very adept at using the inherent flexibility of mountain food systems. This capacity will be much needed as climate change makes its mark.
Editor of report which shows that women are often in the frontline with respect to the impacts of a changing climate. Published in 2012.
Fieldwork in Nepal, India, and China for the Himalayan Climate Adaptation Program (HICAP).
Panel presentation at United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP) Warsaw, Poland, 2013.
Short-lived climate pollutants are impacting the climate system and the quality of our air.
Hosting a side-event and launching new Arctic environmental publications at UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, 2013.
Panel presentation on mountains and cliamte change at United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP) Durban South Africa 2011
Panel presentation on mountains and energy at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. 2014.
Participation in UNEP Governing Council 2010 Bali Indonesia.
Participation in UNEP GEO5 authors meeting Cairo Egypt 2010.
Co-organiser of the Arendal “Seal the Deal” campaign to galvanize political will and public support for reaching a comprehensive global climate agreement in Copenhagen in December 2009.
Working with students to document the impacts of climate change in western Greenland.
Project manager for the GRID-Arendal Annual report summarizing activities and finances for 2009.
In March 2010, I helped organize a workshop for the first partners of the UN Music and Environment Initiative (UN M&E), Norway.
Nina Kircher, ice sheet modeller at Stockholm University, talks about ice sheet modelling: what it is and what its values are.
Håkon Jorikson, Director of the Grenna Museum, Polar Centre, tells the story of the North Pole expedition of Salomon August Andrée.
Chief Gary Harrison of Chickaloon Village talks about coal mining and oil drilling in the Arctic. Filmed at the Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden.
Leader of communications workshop with indigenous youth in Alaska, focussing on the impacts of climate change on the remote island.
Working with local villagers in Gasa to investigate climate change impacts on agriculture.
Participated as trainer and photographer for the Zoi Visual Atlas of Cooperation - Afghanistan and Tajikistan Environment and Hydrology in the Upper Amu Darya Basin, 2013.
Participation in events related to the Himalayan Climate Adaptation Program (HICAP)
Participation in Arctic Council, European Union, United Nations and other Arctic meetings.
Launched EarthPrint.com, the official on-line bookstore for the United Nations (UNEP, UNESCO) and academic books for undergraduate and post-graduate students.
Working with high school students in the Seychelles. Documenting sea level rise, coastal erosion and mangrove forests.
I created this website and CD-ROM which contains the three working group contributions to the IPCC Third Assessment Report "Climate Change 2001".
These figures map the contribution that each type of space system (communications, weather and climate, navigation, earth observation, surveillance, and science) can make to each policy area (safety, environment, sustainable economic development, sovereignty, and indigenous and social development).