SCAR XXXIII WP21:The International Polar Partnership Initiative
Introduction/ Background: In order to facilitate the concept of an International Polar Partnership Initiative (IPII) a Concept Note Steering Group was formed from representatives of AMAP, APECS, EPB-ESF, IASC, IASSA, ICSU, IOC, SCAR, WMO, UoA and UNEP. The Executive Director represented SCAR, but included the rest of the Executive Committee in the discussions.
Recommendations/Actions and Justification: Delegates are requested to note progress and comment as appropriate
Expected Benefits/Outcomes: If approved the IPII could result in improved coordination between organisations and more efficient use of resources. It should be noted that this is a ‘top-down’ initiative and buy-in from the Antarctic Community at least is still a challenge.
Partners: AMAP, APECS, EPB-ESF, IASC, IASSA, ICSU, IOC, WMO, UoA and UNEP…
Budget Implications: No funds requested as yet