STRATEGIES FOR A CHANGING CLIMATE

Recommendations

In 2017-2018, the Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team (CALT) created a flexible and long-lasting framework for an Alaskan response to climate change informed by the best available science, integration of indigenous and local knowledge, and consideration of Alaska’s economic interests.

Hailing from all corners of Alaska, CALT members worked to develop a recommended climate change policy for Alaska and a recommended climate action plan. The recommended climate policy provides a broad vision and goals for the State’s response to climate change. The recommended action plan identifies specific implementation measures.

See the CALT Policy and Plan, along with other resources

Communities & Partnerships

Strengthen community resilience and sustainability, local and State governance, State agency capacity, and collaboration and action between State agencies and with local and regional entities and municipal and tribal governments.

UAF Chukchi Campus Assistant Professor of Developmental Math Kelechukwu Alu works one-on-one with a student during a morning class at the Alaska Technical Center in Kotzebue. (UAF photo)

Human & Ecosystem Health

Work to better understand and address environmental and ecosystem changes, and their effect on human health and well-being.

A purse seiner hauling in chum salmon in Amalga Harbor, Southeast Alaska. (Photo: Dave Harris)

Economic Opportunity

Invest in, partner with, and encourage private sector diversification, and the growth of Alaska’s adaptation and mitigation services, clean energy, and blue economy.

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Clean Energy

Produce by 2020 a comprehensive strategy to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, consistent with and corresponding to the Alaska Climate Change Policy’s targets and timelines, and responsive to robust analytics.

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Outreach & Education

Expand climate and environmental science, natural resource, and energy education, awareness, and workforce development.

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Investment

Develop and implement equitable funding mechanisms for the State’s climate change strategy.