Tag: Antarctica

31st January 2020

Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon

Minister of State (Minister for the Commonwealth, UN and South Asia) and Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

Reflecting on 200 years of Antarctica

A landscape of an icy haven. A lake is surrounded by land and icebergs

Antarctica – the name conjures up images of extraordinary natural beauty, inhospitable conditions and heroic, sometimes ill-fated, human endeavour. These days, it might also bring to mind worrying images of the impact of climate change, as huge sections of the ice-shelf break away, and majestic Emperor penguins struggle to survive. It is hard to believe […]

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28th April 2014 Brasilia, Brazil

Antarctica: where science collaboration really matters

Co-written by Dr. Caro Cowan, Director Science & Innovation. This week sees the start of the annual Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, which Brazil is hosting this year in Brasilia.   Signed 55 years ago, the Antarctic Treaty has been highly successful in its objectives to protect the environment of Antarctica, ensure peace, and encourage science.  The original […]

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18th January 2012

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by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

Meanwhile in Antarctica

One hundred years ago, the great British explorer Captain Scott and his companions arrived at the South Pole.  To mark this occasion, British Prime Minister David Cameron sent an audio message to the scientists and support staff at British bases in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.  You can read more about the Prime Minister’s message […]

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