Arctic Circle Launches Global Climate Award

The Arctic Circle Assembly
The Arctic Circle Assembly (pictured here in 2018) is the largest annual Arctic gathering. (Photo: Arctic Circle Assembly)

A new global climate award of EUR 100,000 will be awarded to action-oriented scientific initiatives to improve and reverse the dramatic effects of climate change in a concrete way.

The Icelandic-based conference, Arctic Circle, has decided to award a prize to a researcher or research team that can come up with the best bid to combat climate change. The prize is called "The Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award", and will be awarded at the Arctic Circle Assembly, which will take place in Reykjavik from 14 to 17 October this year.

"Rewarding pragmatic approches focusing on reversing the devastating effects of climate change, the Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Awards are the results of a collaboration between the Arctic Circle and UArctic", the The University of the Arctic (UArctic) states.

Deadline for nominations is 30 June 2021, according to a press release.

The two organizations invites those who propose solutions to improve and reverse the effects of climatic change in one or more of the following categories:

  • Preventing and reversing climate change through technological developments that can be accomplished through concrete and practical implementation.
  • Containing and mitigating climate change through concrete actions and plans.
  • Proposals for regulatory and policy change by way of legislation.

In the statement Arctic Circle says that "Solutions for growing climatic change will not come from hope alone. They will also not be found solely in future technological or current regulatory innovations. We must work together to solve the underlying causes of the ongoing transformation of our Arctic systems. We must harness all resources at our disposal"

Arctic Circle is the largest network of international dialogue and cooperation on the future of the Arctic, and disseminates information related to the Arctic on an international scale.

University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a network of more than 200 universities, colleges, research institutes, and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the Arctic.

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