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SCAR EXCOM 2019 Paper 20: Other Policy Related Activities

SCAR Executive Committee Meeting
30-31 July, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

SCAR EXCOM 2019 Paper 20: Other Policy Related Activities

Other Policy-Related Activities

Agenda Item: 10
Person Responsible: Chandrika Nath

Report Authors: Chandrika Nath and Eoghan Griffin


Summary

An overview of policy-related activities undertaken by SCAR since the 2018 Delegates Meeting is provided. These include SCAR’s engagement with the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in June 2019 and an exhibition at the UK Houses of Parliament in January 2019. Reports are also provided on the work of the Antarctic Climate Change and Environment Group, SCAR’s support to the Antarctic Environments Portal and the SCAR/IAATO collaboration to develop a systematic conservation plan for the Antarctic Peninsula.

A key topic for discussion is SCAR’s takeover of the Antarctic Environments Portal in 2020 and a background paper on this is provided in Annex 1.