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SCAR XXXIV WP12b: AnT-ERA External Review Report - Summary, Recommendations and Response
XXXIV SCAR Delegates Meeting
29 - 30 August 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SCAR XXXIV WP12b: AnT-ERA External Review Report - Summary, Recommendations and Response

Working Paper: 12b
Agenda Item: 4.2.4
Posted/Revised: 27 Jun 2016
 
Authors: Julian Gutt (Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany) with members of the AnT-ERA Scientific Steering Committee (SC) 

Overview:

The Paris Agreement of the UNFCCC COP21 recognized that “climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet...”. The objective of AnT-ERA is to facilitate the science required to determine the vulnerability and resilience of Antarctic biological systems to environmental change. Areas along the Antarctic Peninsula are warming fast, whilst in other locations temperatures are relatively unchanged. Thus, it is pressing that we learn what vulnerabilities of organisms and ecosystems exist and where the tipping points are so that, within the next 2-6 years, we can inform global climate-change policy. 

This paper summarises the deliverables and milestones, and future plans of AnT-ERA. Appendices include a Membership list.