A thin Arctic statement, and a thick worrying report

The second week of May 2019 started with two important events: the release of a summary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services' (IPBES) Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services; and the Eleventh Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council (AC). These two events are crucial events for the advancement of our …

A new book!

Along with my wonderful co-editors Yulia Zaika and Ilan Kelman, our book Arctic Triumph: Northern Innovation and Persistence has finally seen the light of day. The book is a compilation of different 'stories' from the Arctic in which not the disaster narrative prevails, but which shows that also positive developments are taking place, despite the …