Wednesday 14 April (Day two)

13:00 – 14:30 (Moscow time) 

Integrated Approaches to Addressing Global Challenges facing the Arctic and Boreal Regions 

Integrated approaches to solving the interlinked global challenges of climate change, air quality, biodiversity loss, pollution, sustainable food and energy production provide opportunities for countries and regions to maximize synergies and minimize trade-offs in meeting these challenges. This session will focus on the arctic and northern boreal forest regions of Eurasia to present integrated approaches to addressing these global challenges. 


Alexei Gvishiani, Chief Scientist, Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS); Chair of RAS Council on Arctic and Antarctic studies 


Jaana Bäck, Professor in Forest-Atmosphere Interactions, University of Helsinki, Finland

Sergey Chalov, Deputy Dean for International Relations, Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), and Nikolay Kasimov, First Vice-President, Russian Geographical Society, Editor-in-chief, Geography, Environment, Sustainability journal, and President, Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU)

Florian Kraxner, Agriculture Forestry and Ecosystem Services Research Group Leader, IIASA and President, International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA)

Mizue Ohashi, Professor, School of Human Science and Environment, University of Hyogo, Japan

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