This section includes press releases about events - seminars, webinars, etc. - related to climate change, from Finnish research institutions, universities, ministries, and other public administration.

Doctoral defence: Climate Change and Security in the Arctic – The Relevance of Feminism?

Fri 16.12. 12:00, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Lapland, Lecture room 3

In spite of the obvious threats that climate change poses to both the natural environment and human security, states of the world have been slow to react. Short-term economic gains still receive priority over long-term ecological and human security. In her doctoral dissertation, Auður H Ingólfsdóttir explores the case of Iceland. She uses a feminist social constructivist perspective, through which concepts from feminism and gender studies are used as analytical tools.

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Aerosol formation processes need more detailed descriptions in climate models

Tommi Bergman explored the modeling of aerosols within global climate models in his dissertation work. Since aerosols cause the highest uncertainty in radiative forcing, their accurate description in climate models is very important.

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Dissertation: Effects of changes in land-use, age-structure and management on carbon dynamics of European forests

Study shows that despite the increased timber and carbon stocks in European forests, the average age is currently lower than in 1950. Findings call for more studies of the carbon dynamics and balance of European forests in order to better utilize the possibilities of European forests in climate change mitigation.

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Dissertation: Overwintering strategies of a boreal small mammal in a changing climate

Fri 30.1. 14:00 - 17:00, Konnevesi Research Station, Konnevesi

The global climate change is predicted to alter the winter conditions in northern areas. This affects for example small mammals that are strongly dependent on the protection provided by the snow cover against severe weather conditions and predation.

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Seminar: Arctic change – a global concern?

Tue 3.2. 09:00 - 12:15, The House of Estates, Helsinki

The Arctic has been warming two times faster than the global average. These changes will have consequences throughout the world. The seminar is expected to shed light on how to mitigate Arctic changes and help to understand the role of the upcoming climate agreement in this context. The seminar is held in English.

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Seminar of the climate adaptive surfaces

Wed 14.1. 09:30 - 16:00, GTK-auditorium, Espoo

Welcome to the CLASS seminar, to hear about the latest developments in pervious pavement implementation to Finland. Intense research activities have been done within a project with 15 industrial partners to create pervious pavements aimed at mitigate impacts of climate change on urban flooding.

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