Arctic Resilience Report 2016: changes in the Arctic affects people’s lives and ecosystems!

The Arctic is changing rapidly, in ways that could dramatically affect people’s lives and ecosystems. The Arctic Resilience Report is a science-based assessment that aims to better understand these changes.

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Climate change is a major concern, but rapid economic development and social transformation could also make significant impacts.

 

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Some changes may be gradual, but there may also be large and sudden shifts. For those charged with managing natural resources and public policy in the region, it is crucial to identify potential thresholds to prepare effectively for an uncertain future.

The Arctic Resilience Report is a science-based assessment that aims to better understand the integrated impacts of change in the Arctic. Its goals are to:

• Identify the potential for shocks and large shifts in ecosystems services that affect human well-being in the Arctic.

• Analyze how different drivers of change interact in ways that affect the ability of ecosystems and human populations to withstand shocks, adapt or transform.

• Evaluate strategies for governments and communities to adapt.

The Arctic Resilience Report is led by the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Stockholm Resilience Centre and engages experts from across the Arctic.