A policy briefing 'From changing Polar regions to policy responses – Strengthening EU and global climate preparedness' organised by the European Polar Board (EPB) with assistance from the European Parliament Intergroup European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD) on behalf of the EU funded projects OCEAN:ICE and Arctic PASSION took place on 24th Janaury 2024 at the European Parliament.
The aim of this brief is to convey the findings and goals of OCEAN:ICE and Arctic PASSION projects, the challenges still present, and the importance of sustained and committed EU research funding for polar science into the future. The associated policy briefing has provided an open forum for influential Europeans to enter into a dialogue with key European polar scientists. The session has demonstrated the dramatic climatedriven changes that are occurring in polar regions, along with their global impact. It has also provided evidence of how an inclusive, sustained observing system can inform ambitious mitigation and adaptation efforts.
Find video recording from the policy briefing on the EPB YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/n7a8pWpCkeM
Find the event report here.