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APECS delegation at COP28

Earlier this December, APECS' UN Climate Change Conference Project Group sent its first ever delegation to the United Nations' annual climate change summit, COP28, in Dubai. The delegates — Ryan O'Hara, Simone Weichenrieder, Anamika Poyil, and Veda Athalye — advocated for the cryosphere in the conference's climate negotiations and attended sessions and talks to better understand the relationship between climate change and climate policy and polar research and preservation.
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APECS members at their panel event at the Cryosphere Pavillion at COP28. From left to right: Ryan O'Hara, Susana Hancock, Geetha Joby (on screen), Alexandra Filippova (on screen) and Simone Weichenrieder.
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APECS at the One Planet - Polar Summit

APECS was represented at the One Planet - Polar Summit in Paris, France between the 8th and 10th of November. This event gathered scientists, policy makers and civil society to discuss recent findings of the impacts of climate change on the polar and alpine regions and to discuss knowledge gaps that should be prioritized and supported by governments.

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APECS is seeking two National Committee Coordinators

APECS members — here is your chance to join the APECS Council Leadership!

APECS is looking for two additional National Committee Coordinators

  • 1 Full-term position for the rest of the current  term (until 30 September 2024)
  • 1 Temporary position for two months (February and March 2024)

As a NCC, you will provide a link between the NC representatives on the Council, the Executive Committee, and the International Directorate. You will maintain communication with NC representatives and help renew partnership agreements between NCs and APECS. Note that this position requires a degree of commitment (around 1 hour/week), so please consider if you have the time to fulfil this role before applying.

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IPCC review PG presentation at the ESSS Poster Conference

The work of one of APECS’ Project Groups (PGs) was presented at the 17th Annual Earth System and Space Science Poster Conference on December 8 in Boulder, CO (US). Between 2018 and 2021, the “IPCC group review” PG organized six group reviews of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports.2023 12 ESSS Picture Marta Moreno Ibáñez

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APECS Portugal Workshop: Lost in Communication

On the 2nd of November, the XIV APECS Portugal Workshop was held at the Institute Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, with the theme "Lost in Communication: How to improve the ECRs Communication Skills". This workshop preceded the Portuguese Polar Conference held on the 3rd of November.

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Polar Paths: Weaving passion with profession

On 7 November 2023, the APECS International Directorate hosted the event Polar Paths: Weaving passion with profession at Storgata Camping in downtown Tromsø. The purpose of the event was to bring together the polar early career community and provide inspiration on how passions can be integrated into polar professions. Additionally, the event provided a gathering space for community members of all disciplines coming from any institution or employer. 100 people from around 20 different institutions attended.

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