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ATCM XLV and CEP XXV 2023, Helsinki, Finland
WP042: SCAR Updates on Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment
Submitted: 14 April 2023
In convening a special joint session on climate change, the ATCM and the CEP have a major opportunity to agree on effective and coordinated actions to limit the impacts of climate change in Antarctica, the Southern Ocean, and the rest of the planet. This issue requires immediate implementation of collaborative international responses to address critical research needs. The 18 recommendations from the 2022 ACCE Decadal Synopsis are summarized here within the overarching themes of: 1) research needs and coordination, 2) actions and policy proposals, and 3) outreach and communication. SCAR will continue to provide regular scientific updates to the ATCM and the CEP on Antarctic climate change and the environment, focused on the realised impacts of change in Antarctica, and information to support the Parties in taking action on mitigation and adaptation. We encourage the Parties to continue their efforts to implement all of the 2022 ACCE recommendations with urgency.
See also the pdf presentation (6.36 MB) given on Climate Day, 2 June 2023.
ATCM - Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
CEP - Committee for Environmental Protection
45th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
29 May - 8 June 2023