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Arctic Climate Impact Assessment

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
Created: 12/31/2003 - Updated: 11/06/2018


This assessment was prepared over the past five years by an international team of over 300 scientists, other experts, and knowledgeable members of the indigenous communities. The lead authors were selected from open nominations provided by AMAP, CAFF, IASC, the Indigenous Peoples Secretariat, the Assessment Steering Committee, and several national and international scientific organizations. A similar nomination process was used by ACIA to select international experts who independently reviewed this report.The report has been thoroughly researched, is fully referenced, and provides the first comprehensive evaluation of arctic climate change, changes in ultraviolet radiation, and their impacts for the region and for the world.

Published On

Thursday, January 1, 2004


Regional / Subnational
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Culture / communities
Sea level rise
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate future conditions into natural resources planning and policies
Capacity Building
Conduct / Gather additional research, data, and products
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Monitor climate change impacts and adaptation efficacy
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