MONTREAL — A major conference on the challenges climate change poses for doing impact assessments,wound up in Canada on Friday.
Delegates from around the world gathered for the four-day event.
But the North got a day-long spotlight during the conference’s Arctic-Nordic forum on doing assessments in the world’s circumpolar regions.
Parnuna Egede, a PhD fellow at the Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment, Aalborg University, University of Greenland and at the Inuit Circumpolar Council, Greenland, addressed the forum about the advantages and challenges posed by Greenland’s current impact assessment system.
In this feature interview, Egede talks with Eye on the Arctic about the current Greenlandic system, what Canada and Greenland could learn from each other, and why climate change needs to be moved from the fringes to the centre of the conversation when it comes to new projects in the Arctic.
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca
Related stores from around the North:
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Finland: Finland carbon neutral by 2045 says country’s environment minister, Yle News
Norway: Norway proposes massive opening of Arctic shelf to oil drilling, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Rare birds around Russian Arctic oil field not a problem, company financed study says, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Swedish government unveils new climate law, Radio Sweden
United States: Alaska is trying to slice some land out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Dispatch News