A 5°C Arctic in a 2°C World

Climate change is already changing the Arctic, and current carbon reduction commitments will not be enough to stop this transformation cold. Instead, world leaders must focus on helping the region adapt and accelerate a reduction in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. That’s the finding of an expert workshop held in July 2016 at The Columbia Climate Center, in partnership with World Wildlife Fund, Woods Hole Research Center, and Arctic 21. This paper summarizes the outcomes of this workshop and highlights how world leaders can move forward.

Read the executive summary of  A 5°C Arctic in a 2°C World.