COP28 Side Event: Stop Arctic meltdown – a Call for Rapid Action by Shipping to Slow Arctic Melting
December 6 @ 11:30 - 12:30
When: December 6, 1130 Dubai, 0830 Brussels, 0730 London, 0230 Washington DC. Check the time in your time zone here.
Where: Cryosphere Pavilion, Blue Zone, COP28, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Streaming Online via the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative YouTube account
(link will be emailed to you before the event – register below)
This event will provide an overview of the environmental and health impacts of black carbon on the Arctic. It will include perspectives from communities dependent on the Arctic’s resources for their culture and livelihoods. It will focus on the increasing emissions from the shipping sector and take a look at options for urgent action to reduce black carbon emissions to contribute to slowing down Arctic melting.
- Moderator: Elena Tracy (WWF Global Arctic Programme) Scene-setting on the impact of black carbon on the Arctic (Remote)
- Shilpa Rao-Skirbekk, (AMAP with the EU-funded Arctic Black Carbon impacting Climate and Air Pollution (ABC-iCAP) project) – Impact of black carbon emissions on health (In-person)
- Lisa Koperqualuk (Vice-President, Inuit Circumpolar Council) – Equitable Transition and Black Carbon Impacts on Inuit Communities (In-person)
- Liudmila Osipova (International Council on Clean Transportation) – Black carbon emissions from shipping in the Arctic (In person)
- Eli Menezes (Say No to LNG campaign) – Methane from LNG is Not a Solution for Black Carbon Emissions: Examining the Threat of a Fuel Switch to LNG in the Arctic (In-person)
- Panganga Pungowiyi – Marine geoengineering is not an alternative for reducing climate emissions (In-person)
- Sian Prior (Lead Advisor, Clean Arctic Alliance) – Options for rapid action to reduce black carbon emissions from ships (Remote)
Register here – we will be in touch with details for viewing the live streaming event – make sure to also use the button below the form to add the event to your calendar of choice.