Welcome to Polar Commons, an international non-for-profit organisation which is committed to providing information about a wide range of issues concerning the polar regions. We seek to raise public awareness about the threat of global climate change to the Earth's frigid zones, promote scientific debate and encourage cooperation in the use and management of natural resources and at the same time, help preserve the environment and wildlife habitats.
Our mission is to inform and educate the public by providing access to facts, figures and data with a focus on the impact of human activities on the polar regions as well as offering access to the latest scientific discoveries, findings and insights into the changes in the Arctic and Antarctica. By pointing out to the consequences of these changes not only for the environment and wildlife in the polar regions but for the entire world, we hope to attract the attention of the wider public and to prompt action. The end goal is to form an international movement that would create pressure on governments, corporations and other institutions with the power to make a difference at both national and international levels.
Our second goal is to prompt the formation of scientific community that would include scientists, researchers and scholars with in-depth knowledge of the polar regions and the issues affecting the Earth's frigid zones. We envision this community to be open to both ideas and individuals with experience and understanding of the challenges affecting the Arctic and Antarctica as well as with a vision of how to reverse the current trends. Polar Commons aspires to create a framework of an international scientific organisation that would conduct research and develop guidelines for the national governments and relevant international institutions/organisations on various issues concerning the polar regions including:
- how to tackle the impact of climate change and other environmental challenges as well as human pressures in the form of exploitation of natural resources, rapid rise in tourism - and sovereignty and territorial claims in both Arctic and Antarctica
Our strategy to achieve this is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information, promote understanding and cooperation of the scientific community, and help scientists, researchers and scholars come together - both virtually and in person.