Global Outlook for Ice & Snow will provide an up-to-date, concise review of the state of the environment and the trends in ice and snow-covered regions (cryosphere) of the world. It will feature case studies, illustrations, graphics and maps and will serve as an educational and reference publication. With a broad target audience that includes decision-makers at many levels, the report will look at the significance of changes in the cryosphere to human well-being and the implications for policy.
The assessment is now being written by a team of experts from many disciplines and many countries. Leading research organizations are involved in preparing and reviewing the report.
Global Outlook for Ice & Snow will be launched on World Environment Day, 5 June 2007, in cities around the world. Norway and the City of Tromsø will host the main international celebrations.