YEE in cooperation with WWF: Why does the Arctic matter?

Live Q&A with Jan Dusik and Pétur Halldórsson about the least developed inhabited part of the planet and about how young people can make a difference in dealing with the Arctic change

Each one of us has encountered (at least once) in social media, photos of weakened and powerless polar bears – depicting the consequences of habitat loss and rising temperatures phenomenon occurring due to climate change. Although far from our reality, this place where the weakened and polar bears are found is called “A R C T I C”.  The Arctic is the northernmost region of Earth, but you probably already know that right? What you might have missed is that the huge ice-covered ocean and frozen lands at the top of the world are at risk from climate change.

We, as the youngest inhabitants of this planet and as the next generation that will face the harder impacts of climate change, should play our role in preventing the shrinking of sea-ice and habitat loss in the Arctic. But, how? 

To answer such a question, on 14th July (Tuesday) / 13:30 CET, the Youth and Environment Europe (YEE) jointly with the representatives of the World Wildlife Fund Arctic Programme (WWF Arctic) will meet together via an online Q&A session “Why does the Arctic Matter?”  – that will be transmitted live in the YEE Facebook & Instagram. The Q&A session is about the least developed inhabited part of the planet and about how young people can make a difference in dealing with the Arctic change

The respective representatives of the WWF Arctic that will answer to your questions are Mr. Jan Dusik the lead specialist on sustainable development for the Arctic Programme and coordinate WWF’s work across the Arctic on sustainability issue; and Mr. Pétur Halldórssonbiologist and the Icelandic Representative for WWF’s Global Arctic Programme.

How can you point a question towards WWF Arctic reps? 

You can submit your questions at slido.com using the event code #50130 until the 14th of July. Hurry up because the time of the Q&A Session is limited and you should list your question amongst the questions that are going to be asked – if you are seeking an answer. 

Do you have your questions ready? 

Join our live Q&A session on Tuesday 14th July 2020 and ask

If you would like to know more about the joint Q&A session of YEE and WWF Arctic, you can contact the YEE Project Manager, Karolina Fabianova – karolina@yeenet.eu