Walker College of Business Professor of Economics Todd Cherry recently participated in a panel discussion on energy, economics and climate change in Anchorage Alaska.
The event was organized in support of the conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, or GLACIER, which was held August 30-31.
The GLACIER conference, which highlighted international and domestic priorities in the Arctic, was hosted by the U.S. Department of State in Anchorage and welcomed President Obama as a participant.
The GLACIER event brought together Foreign Ministers from around the world, along with scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders to discuss individual and collective action to address climate change in the Arctic, raise the visibility of climate impacts in the Arctic as a harbinger for the world, and the Arctic's unique role in global climate change.
UAA and GLACIER sessions addressed topics such as climate change in the Arctic and beyond, strengthening emergency response, preventing unregulated Arctic high seas fisheries, renewable energy, science cooperation and household innovations that promote economic efficiency and community health.
Dr. Cherry was a 2013-14 Rasmuson Chair in Economics at University of Alaska Anchorage and, in that role, was an integral part of UAA's research on environmental and energy issues that are vital to Alaska and the world.