Lost in Tundra: Story with a Happy Ending

April 22, 2014 • Alena GerasimovaReindeer HerdersLeave a comment

sami reindeer herderIf you just like happy ending stories, that’s what you will find here! A group of young people got lost in the tundra,and they were saved by a Sámi reindeer herder.

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Business forum “Southern Yakutia. Strategy in Advance. Investing in the Future” in Neryungri, Russia

April 18, 2014 • Alena GerasimovaNomadic Herders, ProjectsLeave a comment

business forum in neryungriApril, 17-18. Business forum was held in Neryungri, south of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The main purpose of the event was to create a unique platform for attracting investments into economy of Southern Yakutia. The business forum was organized by the local administration and the government of the Sakha Republic, supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Sakha Republic.

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Youth in Yakutia has taken initiatives in the development of the Arctic

April 15, 2014 • Alena GerasimovaEALLIN, ProjectsLeave a comment

ясиа‘Development of the Arctic zone in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) requires new scientific, creative and international projects’, said participants of the roundtable “Young leaders of the Arctic” on March 26 2014. Participants added that young people  must take initiatives in the development of the Arctic regions, since it is only youth that can enhance the Arctic.

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ICR gives an exhibition about Women in Reindeer Husbandry

April 9, 2014 • Alena GerasimovaICR/WRH, ProjectsLeave a comment

women in reindeer husbandry exhibitionInternational Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, being one of the organizers of the international workshop about global changes and traditional knowledge, which took place in Kautokeino at the end of March, has also given a small exhibition about women in reindeer husbandry. Anders Oscal, the director of the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, gathered participants of the workshop at the hall of the Sami University College and presented pictures of Sami women, involved in reindeer husbandry.

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National Geographic Picks Up IPCC Event, Kautokeino

April 5, 2014 • Philip BurgessBlog, ICR/WRHLeave a comment

National GeographicAlizé Carrère, National Geographic Young Explorer, was in Kautokeino for the recent IPCC 5th Assessment Report release event that was organized by IPCC and the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry. She wrote a piece for the National Geographic News Watch website which you can read here.

Documents from the IPCC 5th Assessment Event

April 3, 2014 • Philip BurgessBlog, ICR/WRHLeave a comment

IPCC LogoImportant documents now available related to the IPCC 5th Assessment and the event that was held in Kautokeino. First is the ‘Summary for Policymakers / WG1AR5_SPM_FINAL

The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) considers new evidence of climate change based on many independent scientific analyses from observations of the climate system, paleoclimate archives, theoretical studies of climate processes and simulations using climate models. It builds upon the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), and incorporates subsequent new findings of research. As a component of the fifth assessment cycle, the IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) is an important basis for information on changing weather and climate extremes. This Summary for Policymakers (SPM) follows the structure of the Working Group I report. The narrative is supported by a series of overarching highlighted conclusions which, taken together, provide a concise summary. Main sections are introduced with a brief paragraph in italics which outlines the methodological basis of the assessment.

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NRK Covers IPCC Launch in Kautokeino

April 2, 2014 • Philip BurgessBlog, EALLIN, ICR/WRH, Nomadic Herders, UArctic EALAT InstituteLeave a comment

Oskal Presenting IPCCThe Norwegian State Broadcasting company (NRK) covered the launch of the IPCC 5th Assessment event in Kautokeino with an article and short video featuring ICR Director Anders Oskal, and Bob Corell, ACIA leader author and long time collaborator with ICR. The article is in Norwegian and Sami.

See the full article and video here.

IPCC Launch Event in Kautokeino – Photo Gallery Added

April 1, 2014 • Philip BurgessBlog, EALLIN, ICR/WRH, Nomadic Herders, UArctic EALAT InstituteComments (1)

IPCC Launch EventA photo gallery of the launch of the IPCC 5th Assessment report held yesterday in Kautokeino is now up. See all the photos here.
Watch a video prepared for the event here.

Read the Press Release for the event.

New ICR Video Shows Herders Climate Observations to IPCC Launch Event

March 31, 2014 • Philip BurgessBlog, EALLIN, ICR/WRH, Nomadic Herders, Projects, UArctic EALAT InstituteLeave a comment

On March 31st, 2014, the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) held an outreach event to commemorate the release of the 5th Assessment of the IPCC. The meeting was opened with a new video by ICR that introduces some of the changes that herders are seeing in their pastures.

Landmark event: Launch of IPCC AR 5 in Kautokeino

IPCC LogoThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report today that says the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans. The world, in many cases, is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate. The report also concludes that there are opportunities to respond to such risks, though the risks will be difficult to manage with high levels of warming. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) will provide a clear view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change. It will comprise three Working Group (WG) reports and a Synthesis Report (SYR). The outline and content can be found in theAR5 reference document and SYR Scoping document.

IPCC has been endeavouring to engage smaller communities in their work and its dissemination and as a result are holding a launch event for the IPCC 5th Assessment, Working Group II, Polar Regions Chapter in Kautokeino, organized by ICR which runs today, March 31, 2014.

The programme includes an exciting breadth of speakers and expertise. Prof. Chris Field, Stanford University, Co-Lead of IPCC AR5 WG 2 will join the meeting by video and participants in Kautokeino will include reindeer herders and administrators from across multiple reindeer herding regions in Russia and Scandinavia as well as representative of youth. Field stated in the IPCC 5AR Press Press Release,

“Climate-change adaptation is not an exotic agenda that has never been tried. Governments, firms,and communities around the world are building experience with adaptation,” Field said. “This experience forms a starting point for bolder, more ambitious adaptations that will be important as climate and society continue to change.”

The event runs all day and wraps with a visit to a herders camp. Download the programme here.

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