UN polar initiatives to be showcased at annual Arctic gathering
12.10.2017 09:17 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
UN initiatives to address rapid climate change within the Polar regions will be showcased at the Arctic Circle Assembly, taking place this week in the Icelandic capital, UN Radio says referring to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report.
It is to be admitted, the Arctic Circle Assembly opens this week Fri and runs through Sun.
As to the report, the WMO efforts include the ongoing Year of Polar Prediction, which brings together scientists and forecasting centres to undertake intensive observation and modelling activities in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Reportedly, the effects of global warming are felt more intensely in the Arctic than anywhere else.
The region is heating twice as rapidly as the rest of the world, resulting in melting glaciers, shrinking sea ice and snow cover.
It is to be admitted, the Reykjavik event is the largest annual international gathering of its kind, attended by more than 2,000 participants from government and the private sector, as well as scientists, environmentalists and representatives from indigenous communities.