Arctic Frontiers Open – Adapting to climate change


Monday 26 August, 2019



Monday 26 August, 2019


Fram Centre, 2nd Floor, Tromsø, Norway


This seminar is free and open for public.

In what ways are we prepared – or not – to meet the challenges posed by changing climate? How will communities transform and adapt in response to these challenges? Climate change is felt all over the world, and for some countries, the impact raises the question of survival.

Meet Ambassadors to the United Nations from Small Island States and least developed countries and hear their stories of how climate change affects their countries and how they work
to build resilience to secure the future of their people. How prepared are we in the Arctic, and how can we learn from each other?

Short introductions and dialogue between:

  • Mr. Jens Frølich Holte, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ms. Jane J. Chigiyal, Ambassador of Micronesia to the United Nations
  • Ms. Loreen Ruth Bannis-Roberts, Ambassador of Dominica to the United Nations
  • Ms. Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Ambassador of Ghana to the United Nations
  • Mr. Masud Bin Momen, Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United Nations
  • Mr. Kim Holmén, International director, Norwegian Polar Institute
  • Mr. Rolf Rødven, AMAP (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme)
  • Mr. Ole Øvretveit, Director, Arctic Frontiers

Moderator: Ms. Aleksandra Seljeseth, student, UiT Arctic University of Norway


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