ACCAP Webinar: Climate Change Adaptation for an at Risk Community – Shaktoolik Alaska

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 9 September 2014

Where: Online: 10:00 AM AKDT

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ACCAP Climate Webinars promote dialogue and a forum for discussion and information exchange between all stakeholders in Alaska. Accessible statewide, the webinars identify existing information gaps and how best to fill them. Each webinar starts with 20–30 minutes of presentation followed by discussion and questions from participants.

ACCAP has a webinar scheduled for 9 September, 2014 at 10:00am AKDT time. Terry Johnson is speaking on "Climate Change Adaptation for an at Risk Community – Shaktoolik Alaska".

The Norton Sound village of Shaktoolik faces serious threats of erosion and flooding resulting from climate change. University of Alaska Sea Grant agent Terry Johnson and consultant Glenn Gray worked with the community over a two-year period to develop an adaptation plan. The community-driven plan positions Shaktoolik to work with Alaska’s Division of Community and Rural Affairs to begin implementation, with funding through the Alaska Climate Change Impact Mitigation Program. Johnson explains how the plan was developed and how reality differs from theory in climate adaptation planning.

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