Alaska Business Forum: The Economics of Climate Change

Alaska Business Forum: The Economics of Climate Change

  • Date(s): Fri, Apr 03, 2020
  • Time(s): 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
  • Location: Webinar
  • Members: $15 pre-paid
  • Non-Members: $25 pre-paid
  • Additional Information: This event will be held as a webinar. We will have webinar and dial-in functions so you can still get the latest info and interact with our speakers, all from the comfort of your computer.

    Online registration is now closed.
  • Questions: Contact Felisha Willis at 206-389-7263

The National Climate Assessment estimated that Alaska has warmed more than twice as fast as the rest of the United States in just under 60 years, and that the state has lost about half of its sea ice since 1979.

Issues like permafrost thaw, rising sea levels, and coastal erosion all impact Alaska’s terrain, but also affects the state’s economic bottom line. Agriculture, infrastructure, tourism, and even cost of raw materials for businesses are all tied directly to these changes.

Join us to hear about the latest effects of climate change within Alaska, how it’s changing the way people do business in the state, and what this means for the future of Alaska’s economy.


  • Patrick Hilbert
    Captain Patrick Hilbert
    Chief, Prevention Division
    17th Coast Guard District
  • brendan kelly
    Dr. Brendan Kelly
    Executive Director
    International Arctic Research Center
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Jeremy Rusin Jeremy Rusin
    Deputy Director
    Alaska Fisheries Science Center

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