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News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Belfer Center's Arctic Initiative Takes Students on a Virtual Field Study to Greenland

| May 21, 2020

Over the course of two days, the Greenland Policy Challenge teamed up students from the University Greenland with students from Harvard over Zoom to co-develop recommendations for Greenland's policy strategies in the fields of climate change, education and cultural preservation, foreign affairs and economics and trade. Student groups were paired with expert local Greenlandic mentors who offered guidance along the way.

Workshop participants

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News - The Arctic Council

Action on Plastic: On Track with the Regional Action Plan for the Arctic

Apr. 22, 2020

In October 2019, the Belfer Center's Arctic Initiative and the Wilson Center's Polar Institute co-hosted a workshop on Policy and Action on Plastic in the Arctic Ocean with the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The Arctic Council asked Magnús Jóhannesson, the Council's designated Special Coordinator on Plastics Pollution and Marine Litter, and Gunn-Britt Retter, Head of Arctic and Environmental Unit at the Saami Council — who both participated in the workshop — to comment on some of the points that the report raises.

Wind turbines in Alaska

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Announcement - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Arctic Initiative Spring Study Group: Financing Climate Resilience

| Jan. 21, 2020

How can the public and private sectors finance economic growth in the Arctic that serves the people and ecosystems of the Arctic? How does society ensure that these investments build social-ecological resilience in a region that is transforming before our eyes? Join this five-week study group to explore these questions and learn from Arctic experts and finance professionals about how to finance sustainable development in communities impacted by a changing climate. Led by Arctic Initiative Senior Fellow Joel Clement, an Arctic policy leader and former federal climate-change whistleblower, and Graham Sinclair, a subject matter expert on sustainable investment and an Environmental, Social, and Governance architect with decades of experience working with development financing institutions.

The Study Group will consist of five weekly sessions: Tuesdays from 6pm – 7:30pm, February 4 – March 10, 2020, in Belfer-400 (Land Lecture Hall). For more information or to sign-up, please contact brittany_janis@hks.harvard.edu. Space is limited; please register by February 4.

sun sets over melting sea ice on Peel Sound

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Announcement - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Outlook for the Polar Regions in a 2 Degrees Warmer World

| Dec. 04, 2019

With 2019 on pace as one of the warmest years on record, a major new study from the University of California, Davis, reveals how rapidly the Arctic is warming and examines global consequences of continued polar warming.

Ane Lone Bagger, Minister of Education, Culture, Church, and Foreign Affairs, Greenland.

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News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Greenland Foreign Minister Discusses Climate Challenges and Problem-Solving with Arctic Initiative

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  • Shelby Grebbin
| Sep. 16, 2019

Ane Lone Bagger visited the Belfer Center to discuss how the exchange of knowledge and problem-solving between the Center and Greenlanders can lead to solutions to issues of environmental degradation and change. 

Fran Ulmer speaking to Harvard Kennedy School students

Benn Craig, Belfer Center

Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Fran Ulmer Named Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center

| Aug. 28, 2019

Fran Ulmer has joined the Belfer Center as Senior Fellow in residence. She will work with the Arctic Initiative, a joint effort of the Center's programs on Environment and Natural Resources and Science, Technology, and Public Policy.

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Announcement - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Apply to Be an Arctic Innovator Delegate

| Aug. 27, 2019

The Belfer Center's Arctic Initiative is selecting a small group of 2–3 Harvard students to present their ideas at the Arctic Innovation Lab in Iceland. The Lab takes place at the world's largest Arctic gathering, the Arctic Circle Assembly, from October 10–13, 2019.  The application deadline is Friday, September 6, 2019.

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Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center Announces Arctic Initiative

Oct. 13, 2017

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) today announced the establishment of The Arctic Initiative: Science, Technology, Education, and Policy Innovation for a Sustainable Arctic. The Arctic Initiative is a joint project of the Belfer Center’s Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP).