COP26: Climate change, resilience and new pandemics in the Arctic

14:00 - 15:00
United Kingdom
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NB: The time zone for the event is GMT - (CET is 15-16)

The Arctic is warming at a rate twice the global average. The region is extremely vulnerable to both infectious diseases and natural disasters. Leading Nordic scholars discuss effects of and solutions to climate change on humans, animals and communities in the Arctic and the Nordic countries.


  • Birgitta Evengård, professor, Umeå University
  • Nils Christian Stenseth, professor, University of Oslo
  • Rico Kongsager, associate professor, University College Copenhagen



  • Guttorm Aanes, NordForsk

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Background for the event

The Nordic countries will join forces when the UN climate negotiations take place in Glasgow, UK, from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The Nordic countries have ambitious climate goals and we strongly believe that we can do more by working together. Welcome to the Nordic pavilion in Glasgow for engaging discussions and knowledge sharing about climate solutions and challenges.

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Online access to all Nordic events

No accreditation to COP26? Don’t worry. All Nordic events will be streamed by our media partner, We Don’t Have Time. Follow this event live on their COP26 streaming hub:

We Don't Have Time - A Virtual Backdoor To COP26


Guttorm Aanes. Photo: NordForsk

Guttorm Aanes

Head of Communications

Guttorm Aanes is responsible for strengthening the visibility and impact of Nordic research co-operation through owned and earned communication channels.

Guttorm holds a degree in media studies from the University of Oslo. In 2023, he completed a master's programme in PR management and strategic communication at BI Norwegian Business School.

Guttorm has extensive experience from Norwegian ministries and research institutes.

Guttorm is good at a lot of things. For example, how to punctuate.

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