Presented by the Canadian Permafrost Association in partnership with Institute for Breakthrough Energy Technologies CCC Ltd. (IBET
The global effort to address climate change currently lacks a technical or policy framework that adequately accounts for major feedback mechanisms, including the accelerating thaw in global permafrost. Accordingly, for the first time ever, world-class experts are convening in a series of workshops to begin creating a PCF Intervention RoadMap – an action guide for policy makers and investors. This process is intended as a regional supplement to global decarbonization efforts and a complement to initiatives addressing the local geophysical impacts of permafrost thaw.
Permafrost in Arctic tundra and in high-elevation regions has in past been one of the world’s largest carbon sinks, storing twice as much carbon as the atmosphere. Warming global temperatures, however, are accelerating permafrost thaw, turning the sink into a source. The PCF Action Group will be examining technologies and methods of reducing permafrost thaw and/or limiting emissions where thaw cannot be reduced, and weighing their relative impacts – to identify the most promising areas for research and development and to create a first-draft PCF Intervention RoadMap to assist policymakers and green investors.
The PCF Intervention Roadmap will consist of four 90-minute Zoom-based Dialogues:
For more information or to register, visit https://bookwhen.com/pcf
Click here to read the summary document of Dialogue 1.
- Could climate interventions slow the melting of the cryosphere? by John Moore (link)
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- Climate Change and the Permafrost Carbon Feedback (link)
- The Permafrost Prediction (T. Schuur) (link)
- Arctic Report Card 2019 (link)
- Climate change and the permafrost carbon feedback (Schuur et al., 2015) (link)
- What COVID-19 and climate change teach us about “syndemics" (link)
- Beyond COP21: Collaborating with Indigenous People to Understand Climate Change and the Arctic (link)
Vancouver Sun (Feb 26, 2021): B.C. permafrost warming comes with climate warning (link)
Vancouver Sun (Feb 27, 2021): Michael Brown and Duane Froese: Thawing permafrost is a northern crisis and a global threat (link)
Vancouver Sun (Mar 04, 2021): Richard Littlemore: Permafrost carbon feedback could be the disaster that saves us all (link)
The Chrinical Herald (Mar 05, 2021): Arctic might seem remote to many, impacts on it have implications for all, dialogue hears (link)
Vancouver Sun (Mar 05, 2021): Arctic might seem remote to many, impacts on it have implications for all, dialogue hears (link only with subscriptions)
Disclaimer: this list is not exhaustive at all, but may help as a starter.
John C. Moore, Ilona Mettiainen, Michael Wolovick, Liyun Zhao, Rupert Gladstone, Ying Chen, Stefan Kirchner & Timo Koivurova
Global Policy (2020) https://doi: 10.1111/1758-5899.12867 (link)
O.Rueda, J.M.Mogollón, A.Tukkera & L.Scherera
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Merritt R. Turetsky, Benjamin W. Abbott, Miriam C. Jones, Katey Walter Anthony, David Olefeldt, Edward A. G. Schuur, Charles Koven, A. David McGuire, Guido Grosse, Peter Kuhry, Gustaf Hugelius, David M. Lawrence, Carolyn Gibson & A. Britta K. Sannel
Nature 569, 32-34 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-01313-4 (link)
Susan C. Cook-Patton, Sara M. Leavitt, […] Bronson W. Griscom
Nature 585, 545–550 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2686-x? (link)