Based on Agenda 2030, we need to develop the Arctic, while this development needs to keep the ecosystem intact. We need to treat the environment with utmost care. As experts, we must make sure it never turns into a political agenda and stays on track of climate and environmental protection — Ruslan Edelgeriyev, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation; Special Presidential Representative on Climate Issues.
Adaptation is an absolute priority for the Arctic, which is the region that emits less than 1% of greenhouse gases and yet is more vulnerable to climate change — Boris Porfiriev, Scientific Director, Institute of Economic Forecasting of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The Arctic belongs to those regions of the Earth that are most vulnerable to climate change. The Arctic is not just an indicator, but a factor of global climate change. It is another factor that impacts extreme weather conditions outside of the Arctic region — Vladimir Kattsov, Director, Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environment Monitoring.
When we address adaptation of Arctic ecosystems, we call them fragile and vulnerable, because these ecosystems demonstrate a low adaptation potential, especially when it comes to those fast changes that are taking place — Anna Romanovskaya, Director, Yu.A. Izrael Institute of Global Climate and Ecology of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environment Monitoring.