Author Archives: Tero Mustonen

Nordic-wide IPBES-like Report Features Several Snowchange Core Areas

Released today, “Biodiversity and ecosystem services in Nordic coastal ecosystems” Report has been in the making for several years. It implements the Intergovermental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – IPBES approach for the Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Finnish, Greenlandic, Sámi … Continue reading

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Major New Landscape Rewilding Initiative Launched Today in Finland To Address Climate Change

Floods in Continental Europe and record-dry May in boreal Finland are some of the on-going examples of climate change events under way. Despite progress made with the Paris Agreement and other instruments, more is needed to combat climate change impacts.  … Continue reading

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Early Summer News: Restoration Actions Intensify

  Early summer has caught both people and nature by surprise in boreal Finland. The summer restoration and community work is well under way: Jukajoki will receive new wetlands and trout and grayling spawning areas in 2018. As well, a … Continue reading

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Snowchange and Skolt Saami River Restoration in US Media, Canadian Art and In Action

The Näätämö river co-management efforts were included in an US media story in Yale 360 journal as well as artwork by Sam Hester in Alberta, Canada. Meanwhile the actual restoration actions proceeded in late April 2018 with the gravel being … Continue reading

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Snowchange Staff Appointed as Lead Author In the Next IPCC Report

Tero Mustonen from the Snowchange Cooperative has been appointed as a Lead Author for Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has invited 721 expert from 90 countries … Continue reading

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March-April News

Winter snows are packing in the Finnish boreal, with no spring in sight. Snowchange round-up from a range of events and news: ICCA Consortium reports on the recent EBSA meeting of the Baltic Sea with Snowchange photos and main results … Continue reading

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Interview with BBC and Voices from the IPCC Conference

Snowchange attended the recent Cities IPCC Conference in Alberta, Canada. This included an extensive interview with the BBC World Service, available here (at 26.40). The themes in the interview include for example the old Finnish-Karelian songs, role of Indigenous and … Continue reading

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Co-Management Efforts Expand Significantly in Näätämö Watershed, Finland

This unique Indigenous-led climate change work has received significant new support. From 2018-2019, actions will be expanded on all fronts. In December 2017, the Kone Foundation in Helsinki, Finland, provided a grant of approximately 680.000 euros. A major part of … Continue reading

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Deepening Voices from Greenland Lead to Visual Histories

Throughout 2017 Snowchange, Greenlandic partners, Skolt Sámi and the Danish NORDECO partnered on a Nordic Council -sponsored project “eXchanging Knowledge”. The purpose of the process was to find new, direct ways of expressing Indigenous and local-traditional knowledge, as well as … Continue reading

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Japanese Speaking Tour, Renewing Contacts with the Ainu

Snowchange will deliver the keynote speech at the upcoming ISAR-5 Conference, Tokyo, Japan, next week. The keynote speech, titled “Community-led Monitoring and Ecological Restoration in the Arctic: History, Power and Resilience”, will feature Snowchange operations and alliances in North America, … Continue reading

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