CLIMATE CRISIS: Norwegian Scientist KIm Holmén Says There Will Be Much More Change to The Arctic Regardless of What We Do

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In the New Net Zero show, Holmén discusses mesh of short and long term solutions to achieve Net Zero.

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Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre says the Norwegian government has tightened its climate goals and promises to cut emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. The government pledged to support investments that help to phase out coal and other fossil sources of energy. What progress has been made?

In Net Zero Speaks with Kim Holmén, climate activist Ved Sanyal interviews Kim Holmén, the Senior Advisor to the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, Norway. “ The sea ice is much thinner,'' says Holmén. “Many of the species that depended on ice are struggling and even vanishing. I think Net Zero is a mesh of short term and long term solutions. There is a future for us if we join forces and work together.”

Kim is also a Professor in environment and climate at UiT The Arctic University of Norway and an expert in the fields of human induced climate change and biogeochemical cycles.

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The Protect our Planet Movement in association with Planet Classroom has launched the acclaimed Net Zero video and podcast series in which 24 youth climate activists from the Protect Our Planet (POP) Movement in association with Planet Classroom ask international thought leaders working on the environment the big questions as to how their nations are progressing towards their 2050 Net Zero pledges.

About the Protect Our Planet Movement

The Protect Our Planet (POP) Movement is an initiative designed to address the urgent need to share information and knowledge with the youth on solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN, mitigate climate change, and adapt to its growing impacts. Intended to ultimately reach the size, scale, and momentum to become a global movement, POP mobilizes the youth worldwide to take collective action needed to mitigate climate change and protect threatened ecosystems.

About the Planet Classroom Network

The Planet Classroom Network, organized by CMRubinWorld, brings together musicians, dancers, video game creators, filmmakers, activists, learning innovators and emerging technologists from around the world to entertain, educate and engage youth, and to provide a rich cultural experience for all. Content showcased for youth and by youth on the Planet Classroom Network is provided by 30 cultural organizations from around the world. Young people globally played a significant role in conceptualizing, creating, and producing the network's vision and programming.

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