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June 4, 2014, 14:03

Open seminar on Climate Change in Höfn í Hornafirði

Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, is hosting an open seminar on Climate Change and local actions in Nýheimar in Höfn í Hornafirði (East-Iceland), Tuesday 3 June, 17:00-20:30. The seminar is organised in collaboration with Evrópustofa, the Hornafjörður municipality, and The Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland.


Seminar Schedule:


17:00     Opening remarks
Ásgerður Kristín Gylfadóttir, Hornarfjörður mayor


17:05     The global climate crisis in a local context  
Wendel Trio, Director of Climate Action Network Europe

17:50     Acidification of the ocean. What could be the consequences for Iceland
Hrönn Egilsdóttir, PhD student at the University of Iceland


18:10     Fishing companies in times of climate change 
Guðmundur H. Gunnarsson, production manager of Skinney-Þinganess hf.

18:25     Discussions

18:45     Soup offered by the Hornafjörður municipality

19:15     Glacial reactions to a warmer climate 
Snævarr Guðmundsson, geologist at Náttúrustofu Suðausturlands

19:30     Glacial national park in times of climate change
Guðmundur Ögmundsson, national park ranger of Vatnajökull National Park

19:45     Measurements of FAS students at Heinabergsjökull glacier
Eyjólfur Guðmundsson, Principal, Framhaldsskólans í  Austur-Skaftafellssýslu

19:55     Reduce emissions – Collaborative project of Landvernd and the Hornafjörður municipality on climate issues 
Rannveig Magnúsdóttir, project manager at Landvernd

20:10     Discussions

Moderator: Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, 
Managing Director of the Icelandic Environment Association 

All are welcome