Climate change task force

Following the closed session of the Ministers’ Panel Discussion at the Melting Ice conference in Tromsø, Norway, Foreign Minister Støre and Former Vice President Al Gore announced that they shall be forming a task force made up of climate change scientists.

The task force is to formulate recommendations to the COP15 Copenhagen-UN Climate Change Conference in December 2009. Both emphasized the importance of scientific knowledge to define the challenges extant in climate change impacts and how they must be mitigated, and also how imperative it is that governments and policy-makers take steps to make hard policies that will slow and perhap diminish the impact of climate change.

For BarentsObserver,

Aileen Espiritu, the Barents Institute