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FROZEN ARCTIC. A compendium of interventions to slow down, halt, and reverse the effects of climate change in the Arctic and northern regions

  • 1. GRID-Arendal
  • 2. Independent Consultant / University of Lapland
  • 3. Arctic Centre/University of Lapland
  • 4. Secretariat of the University of the Arctic


Phase I of the Frozen Arctic Conservation project was a literature review to identify and and document the range of interventions that have been proposed to reverse, stabilize, or delay climate change impacts in the northern and Arctic regions. A total of 61 interventions were identified in six categories: ice sheets and glaciers, sea ice and icebergs, atmosphere and radiation management, marine measures, land-based measures, and industry. The interventions were evaluated according to a set of 12 criteria: technological readiness level, scalability, timeliness for near future effects, potential to make a difference in Arctic and northern regions given enough time, potential to make a global difference given enough time, cost to benefit comparison, likelihood of environmental risks, effects on Indigenous/local communities, ease of reversibility, and likelihood of termination shock. the aim is to follow up this initial evaluation with in-depth analyses of the most promising schemes according to clear, understandable, bias-free, and comparable metrics, including from a right-based approach.



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