Developing a climate action plan and greenhouse gas emissions inventory for Anchorage
Friday, Aug. 18, noon–1 p.m.
ISER Conference Room (1901 Bragaw Street, Suite 301)
The Municipality of Anchorage asked UAF’s Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) to develop a climate action plan and an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions for Anchorage. Those documents will be included in a broad resilience initiative the city is currently working on. ACEP—in partnership with ISER and The Nature Conservancy—hired Jacob Shercliffe as a summer intern, to draft the two documents.
Jacob Shercliffe is an economics student at UAA. The staffs of ACEP, ISER and The Nature Conservancy advised him as he drafted the action plan and the emissions inventory. Now he is ready to deliver the draft documents to the city, which will release them for public comment in October. In his lunchtime talk, Jacob will describe how he created the two documents and the progress he made. He’ll also talk about how Anchorage residents can get involved in determining how the city deals with climate change.