WWF's Arctic conservation expert, Martin Sommerkorn, has been selected by the UN's Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to co-author a special report on the Arctic. The panel consists of experts and researchers from all over the world.
Sommerkorn is humbled and excited by the opportunity. "An in-depth assessment like this hasn't been done before, even though oceans and polar areas are extremely important parts of our climate system and they're already changing dramatically."
"I see my role as a huge opportunity to increase the relevance of this report, not just for policy, but for people in the Arctic and beyond -- we must learn that the polar regions are not far away places, but rather intimately connected to our everyday choices."
Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate is scheduled for release in September 2019. Sommerkorn is one of two coordinating lead authors for the polar sections of the report.