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Alaska Climate Opportunity Assessment Event Series

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Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
Glacier Bay Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. © Melissa Machonis

Overview

Join The Nature Conservancy in Alaska for a series of timely virtual gatherings to hear from Alaskan thought leaders in an array of sectors on the merits of action-oriented climate solutions. 

Register for upcoming webinars at the links listed under each event below. You must register to attend—information for joining the webinars via Zoom will be provided upon registering.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Innovation in Alaska: The Climate Opportunities Assessment
Live Zoom Event
Thursday, July 29, 2021 | 10:30 am-12 noon Alaska Standard Time

During this 90 minute discussion, hear from startup, innovation, and tech leaders from across Alaska about their mission to innovate in new sectors, bolster the Alaskan workforce, and more.

Speakers:

  • Ben Kellie, Launch Company
  • Garrett Evridge, Alaska Ocean Cluster
  • Mayor Clay Koplin, City of Cordova and Cordova Electric Cooperative
  • Isaac Vanderburg, Launch Alaska
  • Brian Holst, Juneau Economic Development Corp. 

Register Now!

 


 

Leading Resilient Infrastructure in Alaska
Live Zoom Event
August 19 | 10:30 am-12 noon Alaska Standard Time

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Climate Opportunities Assessment Roundtable
Live Zoom Event
TBD


 

Alaska's Emerging Natural Climate Solutions
Live Zoom Event
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 | 10:30 am-12 noon Alaska Standard Time


 

Alaskan Fishermen on Climate
Live Zoom Event
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 | 10:30 am-12 noon Alaska Standard Time

Young Alaskans on Climate: Climate Opportunities Assessment
June 10, 2021

In an engaging discussion, young Alaskans made it clear: They are ready for bipartisan action on climate. And these young people are particularly passionate about elevating marginalized and Indigenous voices to cultivate meaningful discussions and comprehensive solutions.

Eben Hopson, a resident of Utqiagvik and an Alaska Native whaler, noted his concerns about the effects of ocean acidification on whales, seals and polar bears in the North Slope. Michaela Stith, of Anchorage, is the author of Welp: Climate Change and Arctic Identities. She highlighted her experience working with the Arctic Council’s Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat. Also joining the session are:

Carly Dennis, Nathan Baring and Taylor Holshouser reflected on their unique experiences growing up in Alaska and their work in policy roles at the state and federal levels.

Watch the Recording:

Young Alaskans on Climate Young Americans of both political parties are increasingly looking for action to mitigate the worst effects of changing climate. In few places in the world are the effects of climate change felt more keenly, especially in coastal and indigenous communities.