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Many Strong Voices - Turning Vulnerability into StrengthMany Strong Voices - Turning Vulnerability into Strength
Climate change presents the human race with profound choices that go beyond the current debate over new technologies, economic, and social costs and even concerns over environmental impacts. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called climate change the “moral imperative and the defning issue of our era.”
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Coastal vulnerability and climate-related impacts Coastal vulnerability and climate-related impacts
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01 Feb 2009 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Global sea-level rise Global sea-level rise
According to the 2007 IPCC report, global average sea level rise will vary from 18 cm to 59 cm by 2100. The IPCC models did not account for the accelerated melting of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. Some of the latest research, however, estimates a global sea level rise of between 0.6 and 1.2 metres by 2100.
01 Oct 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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MSV Partners around the World MSV Partners around the World
Partners include policy and research organisations, non-governmental organisations, indigenous people organisations and communities, multinational bodies and governmental supporters in over 20 Arctic and SIDS (Small Island Developing States) states.
03 Feb 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Mean annual coastal erosion in arctic Alaska (Beaufort Sea shoreline) Mean annual coastal erosion in arctic Alaska (Beaufort Sea shoreline)
In the Arctic, impacts of climate change will include increased coastal erosion. For Arctic human communities impacts are projected to be mixed, with detrimental impacts expected on infrastructure and traditional indigenous ways of life in these regions. Food security for some subsistence systems will be threatened through changes in natural ecosystems.
03 Feb 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Regional CO2 emissions Regional CO2 emissions
World carbon dioxide emissions by region, 1950-2006. Under the terms of the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), countries that have contributed the most greenhouse gas emissions have a responsibility to dramatically cut emissions and to assist the most vulnerable peoples and regions to adapt.
03 Feb 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Arctic ice cover extent Arctic ice cover extent
The greatest reduction in Arctic summer sea ice extent since satellite observations began occurred in 2007, with the following two years experiencing the second and third biggest reductions. The Greenland ice sheet is currently losing more than 250 cubic km a year – faster than can be explained by natural melting.
03 Feb 2010 - by Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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