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Historical archive


Historical archive

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Tromsø, 28 April 2009


Noon - 1:30 PM

Welcoming luncheon

Media: Photo spray in the beginning


1:30 – 2:10 PM  

Setting the Stage

Open to media

Welcome speech by Mr Jonas Gahr Støre, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Global ice is disappearing - what now?

Welcome speech by Nobel Peace Price laureate Al Gore, Former US Vice President
Melting ice, a regional challenge all over the world

Dr. Ole Henrik Magga
Perspectives of Arctic indigenous peoples


2:10 - 3:30

Scientific Presentations   

Open to media

Regional impacts of melting ice and snow

Moderator Dr. Robert W. Corell, Director, John Heinz III Center, USA

Dr. Robert W. Corell, Director, John Heinz III Center, USA
What have we learned from the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment?

Dr. Dorthe Dahl Jensen, Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark
Loss of mass from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheet and sea level rise

Dr. Jan-Gunnar Winther, Director, Norwegian Polar Research Institute, Norway
What is happening with the sea ice in the Arctic?

Dr. Yao Tandong, Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology, China
Status on melting and its regional impacts on the Himalayan region

Dr. Richard Armstrong, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, USA
A preliminary assessment of the role of glaciers in the hydrologic regime of the Nepal Himalaya

Dr. Andrés Rivera, Centro de Estudios Cientificos, Chile
Impacts of glacier retreats in the Andes

Kenrick R. Leslie, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belize
Impacts on Small Island Developing States


3:30 - 4:00 PM

Coffee break 


4:00 – 6:00 PM 

Ministers’ Panel Discussion / Tour de Table (all ministers)

Closed to media

Vulnerabilities and the need for adaptation
Expectations of UNFCCC COP-15 in Copenhagen
Presentation of co-chairs' summary


6:00 – 6:30 PM 

Press conference/media opportunities


8:00 PM            

Dinner hosted by Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre, Minister of Foreign Affairs, for participants at the Ice Melting Conference and the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting


Programme for Arctic Council’s annual ministerial meeting 29 April here.


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