Three Summits and Trout Renewal Kick off April

Specialist Lauri Hämäläinen works on the trout spawning gravel in Jukajoki river.

Specialist Lauri Hämäläinen works on the trout spawning gravel in Jukajoki river.

Trout spawning and juvenile fish habitat restoration is well under way in river Jukajoki just prior to spring floods. The work will continue in Summer 2019 with further spawning areas to be restored after 70 years of a hiatus.

Snowchange is participating in three summits in late March to mid-April. Chris Madine has attended the CHERISH event in Cyprus on traditional ecological knowledge of Mediterranian fishing communities.

Regional coordinators from Sámi areas of Sweden, Finland and NW Russia will gather to Inari, Finland next week to discuss and review the first results of community-based monitoring, remote sensing and search and rescue services under the Kepler EU project. Scientists will be in attendance.

River Jukajoki in early April.

River Jukajoki in early April.

Lastly, Snowchange has been invited to the Resilience Frontiers in Korea in early April. Building resilience to the adverse effects of climate change requires a comprehensive approach and a long-term outlook, as will be discussed during NAP Expo and other events of the Korea Global Adaptation Week 2019.

Yet, how can we envision the whole spectrum of future risks without considering the tenets of the fourth industrial revolution, including implications of artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, biotechnology and autonomous systems, among other drivers of change? How can we try and mitigate future risks without factoring in the possible evolution of emerging social trends powered by a sustainability ethos, such as local and organic production and consumption practices, as well as restorative design fueled by indigenous knowledge? How can we think long term without using the tools of futurists and foresight experts, and applying new skills to envision and co-create the future?

Resilience Frontiers is an interagency effort undertaken by the UNFCCC secretariat in collaboration with Canada’s International Development Research Centre, EIT Climate-KIC, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Global Water Partnership, the Green Climate Fund, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.

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