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During the December climate negotiations, a team from WWF was in Copenhagen, to try to help make sure people know about the urgent climate signals from the Arctic.


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

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The WWF Arctic Programme COP15 'Arctic Tent' poster
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Latest from the WWF Arctic COP15 Blog

05 Jul 2011

One of the struggles at the heart of discussion of the Arctic is over who has the right be there, and to use arctic resources. Most of the governments that ring the Arctic Ocean are busily working on claims that will extend their rights to the sea bed. The question is, who else has the right to be there once all the claims are adjudicated? The UN convention on the law of the sea doesn’t settle the questions of shipping, or even all the questions about fishing.

05 Jul 2011

Academic conferences such as this one are filled with experts. Experts in anthropology, law, sociology, education and several more disciplines. How do we know they’re expert? Because the vast majority have letters after their name that tell us so – there are more doctors here than in your average hospital (though I wouldn’t want these doctors performing surgery on me). But when it comes to telling the world about the Arctic, are these the right sort of experts?

05 Jul 2011

Academic conferences such as this one are filled with experts. Experts in anthropology, law, sociology, education and several more disciplines. How do we know they’re expert? Because the vast majority have letters after their name that tell us so – there are more doctors here than in your average hospital (though I wouldn’t want these doctors performing surgery on me). But when it comes to telling the world about the Arctic, are these the right sort of experts?

WWF thanks the following companies for their sponsorship of the Arctic Tent:

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We also thank the following companies for their sponsorship of the Ice Bear Project:

Arctic Tent sponsors

RSA/Codan is a sponsor of the Arctic Tent for the WWF International Arctic Programme at COP15
© RSA/Codan is a sponsor of the Arctic Tent for the WWF International Arctic Programme at COP15 © RSA/Codan

Hewlett Packard is a sponsor of the Arctic Tent for the WWF Arctic Programme at COP15
© Hewlett Packard is a sponsor of the Arctic Tent for the WWF Arctic Programme at COP15 © WWF / Hewlett Packard

Sony is a sponsor of the WWF Arctic Tent at COP15
© Sony is a sponsor of the WWF Arctic Tent at COP15 © Sony

Coca Cola is a sponsor of the Arctic Tent for the WWF Arctic Programme at COP15
© Coca Cola is a sponsor of the Arctic Tent for the WWF Arctic Programme at COP15 © Coca Cola

Natur-Energi is a sponsor of the WWF International Arctic Programme Arctic Tent at COP 15
© Natur-Energi is a sponsor of the WWF International Arctic Programme Arctic Tent at COP 15 © Natur-Energi

Ice Bear Project sponsors

Panasonic is a sponsor of the Ice Bear Project for the WWF Arctic Programme at COP15
© Panasonic is a sponsor of the Ice Bear Project for the WWF Arctic Programme at COP15 © Panasonic

Nokia is a sponsor of the Ice Bear Project for the WWF Arctic Programme at COP15
© Nokia is a sponsor of the Ice Bear Project for the WWF Arctic Programme at COP15 © Nokia

Thank you:

"None of this would have been possible without the professionalism, experience and commitment to quality shown by Ranum Teltudlejning tent company throughout the planning and preparations. A big thank you to Anette and Heine."