Discover the Paris Call for Glaciers and Poles  adopted at the summit

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Discover the scientific report on the cryosphere  attached to the Paris Call

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Discover the Cryosphere Initiatives

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Discover the civil society recommendations  made at the Summit

Discover the polar operators recommendations  stressed at the Summit


At the National Museum of Natural History, a scientific forum bringing together the international scientific community was held on November 8 and 9. The political segment with leaders and figures from the glaciers and polar worlds, joined by the French President, has taken place on November 10 in the Great Galery of Evolution of the Museum.

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Relive the sessions of the summit


Launching of the high level meeting between heads of State and government, international organizations, explorers, NGOs and indigenous populations

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Listen to the messages sent  to heads of State and government from glaciers and polar regions

Presentation of the Paris Call for Glaciers and Poles by the President of the Republic

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Find a presentation of the Paris Call for Glaciers and Poles and of the Ocean Rise and Resilience coalition

The Arctic and Antarctic are today major strategic areas on which the planet's equilibrium largely depends. Like the oceans to which they are intrinsically linked, the North and South Poles play a central role in climate regulation and the preservation of biodiversity. Actors and first victims of climate change, they are also sounding the alarm.

The state of the world's glaciers and high plateaus is no less worrying; they show the extent to which the collapse of the cryosphere on a global scale can have effects on populationsecosystems as a whole, water resources, sea-level rise…

If the phenomenon of cryospheric collapse is irreversible, the world's leaders must take it into account in order to enable ecosystems and populations to adapt to the challenges and disasters already visible. The effects of climate disruption, which are warming the Arctic and Antarctic very strongly and causing the Greenland ice sheet and sea ice to melt, as well as the Antarctic glaciers and other emblematic glaciers such as the Himalayas and Kilimanjaro, justify an exceptional and concerted mobilisation of the international community.

France has adopted its first National Polar Strategy in 2022, explained here. It does not only provide new resources for scientific research, but also sets a number of international objectives, including the organisation in France in 2023 of the first international summit for glaciers and poles, in the form of a One Planet Summit.

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The November 2023 edition of the Paris Peace Forum "Seeking Common Grounds in a World of Rivalry" hosted this One Planet Summit at a time when, subject to growing geopolitical tensions and increasing economic exploitation, the already fragile glacial and polar worlds are under threat to their ecosystems.

For the first time, researchers and scientists from over forty glacial and polar nations met in Paris to share their findings and observations with IPCC and IPBES experts, as well as with the heads of international institutionsNGOs, representatives of indigenous peoples and local communities, the private sector involved in these regions, and the political leaders of countries present in the Arctic, Antarctic and glacial worlds.

The summit has also involved the remote participation of researchers from the various scientific stations at the poles and glaciersinternational polar operators and great figures in polar and glacial exploration.


Partners for the organization of the One Planet-Polar Summit:

   world   Unesco    unesco cryo

article circle icimod  wgm    iugg

scar          iasc         apecs        ocenao     Файл:ESA logo.png — Википедия

institut polaire    AWI      cnfraa