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Arctic Circle Abu Dhabi Forum

The Arctic Circle Abu Dhabi Forum is organized in association with the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Theme: Third Pole - Himalaya and the Arctic Model

The Arctic Circle Abu Dhabi Forum, set to take place on January 18-19, 2022 has been postponed due to developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, both in Himalaya and Arctic countries. New dates will be announced when circumstances allow.

Arctic Circle - UAE: Third Pole Himalaya Process will continue and we look forward to bringing these communities together in the near future.

The Arctic Circle Abu Dhabi Forum is organized in association with the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.

Sessions at the Arctic Circle Forum

Governments, universities, companies, research institutions, organizations, associations and other partners were invited to submit proposals for Sessions to the Arctic Circle Secretariat. The deadline for Proposal submission was December 15th, 2021.

The melting of the Third Pole / Himalayan glaciers carries water security implications for 1.65 billion people. The region will experience profound ecological and geophysical transformations as a result of climate change. As outlined in the 2019 Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment, the scope of these consequences is not fully understood and scientific data is lacking.

Scientific efforts to understand these phenomena require access to data across borders. The inspiring history of international scientific cooperation in the Arctic, including on glaciological research, is of great significance to the future study of the Third Pole / Himalayan glaciers. The past two decades of Arctic dialogue can offer valuable guiding principles for improving the shared understanding of the glaciers themselves, as well as the consequences of their melting, such as impacts on downstream ecosystems, energy production, agriculture and industry.

At the Arctic Circle Abu Dhabi Forum the relevance of the experience of international collaboration in the Arctic to the future of the glaciers in the Third Pole / Himalayan region and the water resources of Asia will be addressed. The leadership of the United Arab Emirates in clean energy research and investment will be highlighted within an exploration of the contributions of the renewable energy transition to the global fight against climate change.

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