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Women and the Environment Conference!

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Gosia Smieszek


International Arctic Science Committee



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What key words best describe your hope for the future?

collaboration, communication, climate, ecosystems, education, bridging the gaps

Describe what are you working on in the field of climate change, environmental protection, environmental justice or social impact.

I am studying the effectiveness of international environmental institutions and working on enhancing mechanisms for bridging science with policymaking on the Arctic, which due to climate change is the most rapidly changing region of our planet. I am a researcher at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland in Finland, currently visiting the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. I am also a fellow of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), where I co-chair an expert group tasked with developing recommendations on communicating Arctic science to policymakers. Although bulk of my work focuses on the international level, I view the community engagement and action critical to ensuring sustainable future and I seek involvement with it as much as I can.

How might other W&E conference attendees be able to support your work, goals or objectives?

I am looking forward to learning more about the work of other attendees, their inspirations, best practices and lessons learnt from their valuable experience with initiatives they run throughout the local community.

What are you able and willing to contribute to other attendees at the conference to support their work, goals or objectives?

Sharing my knowledge, experience and ideas around bringing science closer to decision-making and practice. Exploring ways of linking local actions with regional and global initiatives.

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