Polar Impact COP26 Takeover - meet and hear from polar experts and explorers from around the world
Date and time - October 29 - November 15
Location - Please join us on Instagram and Twitter and follow the hashtag #COP26xPolarimpact to stay up to date.
About this event
Polar Impact is organizing a social media takeover beginning Friday, October 29 and running through November 15 in celebration of COP26. Invited polar experts and explorers will host our social media platforms for the day to discuss their work, answer questions, and engage with the public. We have a range of confirmed participants from across the globe taking part from Mongolia to Cambridge, including the first African woman to sail to the Arctic and the first Iñupiaq Dr of Conservation Biology as well as those outside of science such as an award winning Indigenous filmmaker from Greenland.
What is Polar Impact?
Polar Impact is an inclusive network of racial and ethnic minorities and allies in the polar research community. Our mission is to support, connect, and highlight the stories of Black, Asian, Indigenous, people of colour, and minority ethnic professionals in the polar research community. Since 2019, we have helped change the face of polar research. We illustrate the diversity of polar scientists and celebrate inspiring work in icy regions, facilitate activities to improve diversity in polar research through delivering invited talks and workshops, community building activities, skills seminars, science-art projects and other resources, and provide support and encouragement to our community. For more information on Polar Impact or how to take action visit: https://www.polarimpactnetwork.org/