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Webinar: ACCAP – Building Healthy and Thriving Alaskan Communities, Economies, and Ecosystems in a Changing Climate
Tuesday 23 November 2021
Location Online

Tuesday, November 23 (10am AKST)

ACCAP – Building Healthy and Thriving Alaskan Communities, Economies, and Ecosystems in a Changing Climate
Sarah Trainor, Nathan Kettle, John Walsh, Adelheid Herrmann, Rick Thoman, Margaret Rudolf, Danielle Meeker (Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy)

ACCAP’s portfolio of interwoven research and engagement in Alaska supports the underlying vision of building healthy and thriving Alaskan communities. Core themes include extreme events and impacts and capacity building in support of Tribal resilience. In the extreme events work, the team will use an integrated approach that brings together social science, climate science, and local expertise to: a) document socio-economic impacts of extreme climate and weather events in Alaska; b) engage practitioners to determine and meet information needs; and c) analyze historical and projected changes in extreme event occurrences to inform policy and decision-making. 

The work also aims to support Tribal resilience by: a) bridging community-level climate adaptation planning and implementation with workforce and economic development; b) investigating and supporting boundary spanning and knowledge co-production between Alaska Native communities and climate and related researchers; c) innovating evaluation methodology and elevating Indigenous evaluation of climate-related knowledge co-production and climate adaptation. New outreach and engagement activities include assessment products that encompass societal impacts and adaptation, training for students and postdoctoral fellows, online course development, and enhanced convening activities with a focus on serving the needs of policy-makers, Alaska Native Peoples, tribes, and organizations throughout the state. 

The next five  years of ACCAP will include a sustained assessment specialist and small-grant competition, which like the core portfolio, aims to fulfill ACCAP’s vision of thriving Alaskan communities, economies, and ecosystems.  

This webinar will provide an overview of ACCAP’s proposed activities for the next five years.

More information and registration below:

Tuesday 23 November 2021

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