Best adaptation practices from Arctic countries

Seven bilateral webinars were organized by the ACAF project in spring and summer 2021 around the themes of climate adaptation and food security. The purpose of the webinars was to promote international networking between experts in climate adaptation and food security and to learn about and collect good climate adaptation practices from different parts of the Arctic. Three main categories of practices were identified: 1) Ways to increase knowledge on …

Arktinen sopeutumisvideo “Elämää arktisessa elonkehässä” / “Life in the Cyclic World” julkaistaan Arctic Café -tilaisuudessa 16.12.

  Arctic Cafe: Kuinka sopeutua ilmastonmuutokseen? 16.12.2021 klo 15.00–16.30 Arktikum, Aurora‐sali (Pohjoisranta 4, 96101 Rovaniemi) www.arcticcentre.org/arcticcafe #ArcticCafe Tilaisuudessa kuullaan puheenvuoroja ilmastonmuutoksesta ja siihen sopeutumisesta arktisella alueella. Ohjelmassa on myös ensiesitys Lumimuutos Osuuskunnan laatimasta ja Luonnonvarakeskuksen ACAF‐hankkeen tilaamasta filmistä “Elämää arktisessa elonkehässä” / “Life in the Cyclic World”, jossa tarkastellaan ilmastonmuutosta ja siihen sopeutumista arktisten yhteisöjen kannalta. Tilaisuuteen voi osallistua paikan päällä tai verkossa. Paikan päällä osallistuvilta edellytetään koronapassia. Tilaisuutta voi …

Arktinen alue on ilmastonmuutoksen eturintamassa – yhteistyö on alueen elinehto

Ilmastonmuutos etenee arktisella alueella nopeammin kuin muualla. Sen vaikutukset yltävät ympäristössä tapahtuvista muutoksista elinkeinojen sekä kulttuurien muutokseen. Arktisten maiden tiivis yhteistyö on keskeistä ilmastonmuutosratkaisuja etsittäessä. Kaikissa arktisissa maissa tehdään aktiivista tutkimusta ja kehitetään käytäntöjä, joilla hyvän elämän ja hyvinvoivan ympäristön edellytykset turvataan myös tulevaisuudessa. Näiden ratkaisujen levittäminen maasta toiseen on keskeistä, jotta aikaa ei hukata pohtimalla asioita, jotka on jo toisaalla ratkaistu. – Arktisen alueen tapahtumat koskettavat koko maapalloa. Nyt …

Arctic natural resources and climate change – finding solutions for resilience and food security

  ACAF and ArcticHubs projects joined their forces at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2021, by organizing a panel discussion on Arctic food security and solutions for resilience. The panel was opened and moderated by Research Scientist Jaana Sorvali, Natural Resources Institute Finland.  Picture 1 Research Scientist Jaana Sorvali from the Natural Resources Institute Finland opened and moderated the session.  After Jaana Sorvali opened the event by introducing the two projects, all three panelists gave brief presentations as …

Register for the Arctic Adaptation superweek events!

  ARCTIC ADAPTATION – COLLABORATION SUPERWEEK! Join us on November 15, 2021 at Rovaniemi, Finland for a full day of discussions and getting to know each other over Arctic adaptation solutions.  The ACAF-project organizes three events prior to the Arctic Spirit 2021 conference taking place at Rovaniemi on November 16-17, 2021. Our events are: International workshop on climate change and multiple use of forest How to Survive in the Arctic? Collaborate! ACAF final seminar …

“Cooperation is the word of today!” – Report on adaptation governance published

The report on adaptation governance in Arctic and Baltic Sea countries was published by an international event In early September, the publishing of a new report “Adaptation to Climate Change in the Baltic Sea and Arctic Regions. Governance and policy tools across countries” was celebrated by a launching webinar where high level speakers gave their remarks on the findings of the report. The opening address was given by Ambassador for …

ACAF at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2021

Arctic natural resources – solutions for resilience and food security ACAF will participate to the 2021 Arctic Circle Assembly with a joint session together with ArcticHubs. The assembly will be held on October 14-17 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Our session will be on October 14, at 18.30-19.30. Increasing global competition for natural resources and the importance of food security pose major challenges to the Arctic region. The cleanliness and clean water …

New report: Adaptation to Climate Change in the Baltic Sea and Arctic Regions

Joint press release by ELY centre and Luke (26.8.2021) Northern countries have developed effective practices to proactively adapt to climate impacts  A new report maps out the good practices in adaptation governance and policies of Arctic and Baltic sea region countries. In addition to climate change mitigation, proactive and planned adaptation to climate change is vital for reducing climate-induced risks. A recent report on adaptation work and policies in the …

Climate adaptation innovations and insights from all over the Arctic region

  In Spring and early Summer 2021, the ACAF project organized a series of webinars with all Arctic countries. Starting with Norway in late April and ending with the United States in mid-July, our webinar series “visited” all Arctic countries one by one, except Greenland and Faroe Islands were invited to a joint event. The webinars were bilateral in the sense that in each webinar, the program consisted of presentations …

Improving social sustainability of coordinated wild berry picking – a presentation in Arctic Frontiers conference

Improving social sustainability of coordinated wild berry picking – a presentation in Arctic Frontiers conference Senior Scientist Rainer Peltola gave a presentation “Improving social sustainability of coordinated wild berry picking” by himself, Seija Tuulentie and Jaana Sorvali at the Arctic Frontiers conference on 4.2.2021 by a video presentation. As the video cannot be shared on our website for technical reasons, Rainer writes below about the contents of the presentation. The …