Past media projects
WWF Global Arctic Programme at Copenhagen 09
We had an 'Arctic Tent' on Nytorv, a main public square in Copenhagen (see location on Google Maps).
We also invited Indigenous peoples, scientists, artists, youth and even an Inuit circus troupe into the tent, to help tell the stories of arctic climate change.
In front of the tent, we had a life sized polar bear carved from ice, created by renowned wildlife sculptor, Mark Coreth.
>> Find out more about the Ice Bear Project
Alongside the sculpture there was a stunning outdoor exhibit by some of the top photographers working in the Arctic today: Bryan Alexander, Martin Hartley, Steven Kazlowski, Sindre Kinnerød, Mireille de la Lez, Kevin Schafer and Staffan Widstrand.
>> Take the virtual tour of the outdoor photographic exhibit
A tale of two passages
Also in 2009, WWF supported two expeditions that took on some of the world’s most difficult waters, to see first-hand the effects of arctic climate change.
One expedition sailed across the top of Russia, a journey of 6000 nautical miles through the Northeast Passage, while another made a west to east transit of the Northwest Passage, also by sailing boat, a journey of about 7,000 nautical miles.
Tom Arnbom of Sweden was on the ‘Explorer of Sweden’ though the Northeast Passage, as was WWF Arctic Programme Director Neil Hamilton for much of the trip, replaced near the end by WWF polar bear coordinator Geoff York. On the ‘Silent Sound’ Cameron Dueck of the Open Passage Expedition was filing regular stories from the Northwest Passage.
More on the Northeast and Northwest Passage expeditions.
Voyage for the Future
Voyage participants now serve as WWF ‘Ambassadors for Change’, sharing their knowledge to stimulate broad public support for measures to radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Voyage for the Future ambassadors called on the world’s governments and business leaders to:
• Take responsibility for creating a secure future for the next generation
• Initiate action to reverse climate change
• Commit to cut emissions and move beyond petroleum
More on the Voyage for the Future.