These briefs were presented at a May 2023 workshop co-hosted with the Science and Technology Directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Access the briefs here.

Issues covered include:

The Science of Rapid Climate Change in Alaska and the Arctic: Sea Ice, Land Ice, and Sea Level - John Holdren

Opportunities for Multilateral Cooperation on Climate Change in the Arctic - Jennifer Spence

Ocean Issues in Alaska: From Fisheries Management to Public Safety and Security - Fran Ulmer

Arctic Shipping: Trends, Challenges, and Ways Forward - Andrey Todorov

Infrastructure Challenges in the Alaskan Arctic - Henry Lee

The Arctic Warning: Climate-Related Challenges for Community Health - N. Stuart Harris

Climate Change Adaptation Issues for Arctic and Sub-Arctic Cities - Nadezhda Filimonova

The Arctic Initiative team hopes you find these resources useful and that you share them with others in your network.

For questions, contact:

Elizabeth Hanlon, Harvard Kennedy School