Contextualising the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use


Image by Renaldo Matamoro on Unsplash. Dr Nikolas Sellheim Dr Nikolas Sellheim investigates and evaluates whether the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration

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Why should Bangladesh seek an observer seat on the Arctic Council?


Prof Kamrul Hossain The Arctic Council is a high-level intergovernmental forum comprising the eight circumpolar Arctic states – Canada, Denmark,

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A Snapshot: UK-Iceland Trade Relations


Reykjavik, Iceland © krismadden/Flickr Mikhail Radkevitch Building on our UK-Arctic Trade and Investment Observatory, we are now compiling all of

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For Biodiversity and Beyond! A Scenario for Transformative Regime Change in the Arctic Region


Image by mpater22 from Pixabay Nikolas Sellheim Introduction In their paper Integrating Proximal and Horizon Threats to Biodiversity for Conservation,

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Takeaways from the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Rovaniemi


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland, on 7 May 2019.

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The Art of a Deal? Reflections on US Withdrawal from the Paris Accord


Trump and the Announcement in the Rose Garden | 1 June 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

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What are the UK’s Interests in the Arctic?


The UK has been cautious in forming and enacting an Arctic strategy thus far. In many ways, this is unsurprising

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The Polar Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise: The Value of Past Perspectives


Climate change represents an existential threat to humanity. The IPCC’s most optimistic future emissions projection, RCP2.6, models a further 0.3-1.7oC

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IMPACTS OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE ON INDUSTRIAL AND ARTISANAL FISHERIES, AND CULTURE OF MARINE FISH: GLOBAL ROLE OF BRICS


This presentation was delivered at the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik by Dr Carolina A. Freire, Professor of Animal

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On Ice and Art


Ice Watch (2015), a major public art project by Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing, on the occasion of COP 21 – United

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On The Lamentations of Zeno


At a Bureau de Change, I recently spoke to a woman about her holiday plans to the Maldives. She was

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Arctic Development: Rendezvous with Linda Priebe


For the second issue of our bimonthly interview series ‘Polar Matters’, Lana Ollier, Associate at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, spoke to

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What is Obama’s Arctic Legacy?


President Obama looking at the effects of climate change on Bear Glacier, Alaska. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) As

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What’s with the Greenland Ice Sheet?


Image: The Greenland Ice Sheet © Christophe Milhères The fact that sea levels globally are rising in response to ongoing

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