MSc Tourism Graduate Christy Hehir launches her book Arctic Reflections


We have previously bought you the news that one of graduates, Christy Hehir has been lucky enough to have her PhD research created into a book called Arctic Reflections.

The book, “Arctic Reflections: Moments of inspiration, a life time of action”, is a result of seventeen young people from twelve different countries that visited Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic, as part of an expedition funded by the European Union’s Youth in Action programme, and organised by the British Council in partnership with UNEP GRID – Arendal.

Through personal testimonies collected by Christy as part of her PhD research, and photographs taken by Luka Tomac of the sights witnessed, the book goes beyond simple impressions and acts as a poignant reminder that our planet is at great environmental risk. Importantly, it also offers positive examples of young people taking action, something the Youth in Action Programme strongly encourages. Doug Allan, prominent wildlife and documentary cameraman, experts from UNEP GRID – Arendal and Dr. Dirk Notz, a polar scientist from MaxPlanck Institute, have also contributed by adding their personal insights and knowledge, highlighting the need for urgent action necessary to save the Arctic.

The book is being officially launched on the 28th January at the Museum of Natural Sciences, Rue Vautierstraat 29, Brussels.

Speakers at the launch include:  Dr. Peter Prokosch (Managing Director, UNEP/GRID-Arendal), Christy Hehir (UK) and Luka Tomac (Croatia).

A sample of the book can be found here:

The launch is open to the public but if you cannot attend please feel free to email Christy any questions or to order a copy of the book @christyhehir

We wish Christy the best of luck with the official launch of her book!

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