Webinar on climate change, accountability, action
Date: Sept. 23, 2021
Time: 2 p.m.
Many Alaska Indigenous people express the responsibility to family, village and broader community in the values identified by their elders. As leaders, this responsibility relates to accountability and action. In 2019, youth and elders at the Alaska Federation of Natives passed a resolution on the climate crisis and the need to act. More recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) and the Status of Tribes and Climate Change (STACC) Reports were released with some significant and key messages.
In a Sept. 23 webinar, senior climate scientist John Walsh will highlight a quick guide to climate reports including their purpose, how they are created, some key messages for Alaska, and how they might be used with other information in climate change adaptation work. Indigenous climate activist and creative Princess Daazhraii Johnson explores individual and collective responsibility to act and the need for leadership in all arenas of governance and government to be accountable to the messages in timely climate reports and act on behalf of our children and humanity as a whole.
This joint webinar, hosted by the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy and the Tribal Resilience Learning network, part of the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center, will occur on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. and will feature Princess Daazhraii Johnson and John Walsh of ACCAP at the International Arctic Research Center.