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The Politics of Climate Change: A Comparative Study of Local Community Responses

Status Current
Seeking Researchers No
Start Date 09/01/2008
End Date 12/31/2011
Funding Source Undergraduate Research in the Community Award
Funding Amount
Community Partner
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Last Updated 07/05/2008 01:25AM


  Mara Kimmel

Student Researchers
  Kelcie Ralph, Marcus Welker


Following suggestions by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), communities are developing a mix of response strategies that combine policies with incentive-based approaches at all levels of government. Additional existing climate change literature suggests that cooperative local and sub-regional solutions are the most effective means to address this issue. Given that the United States lacks national policy initiatives on climate change, the emphasis on local response is a particularly exiciting opportunity to craft the type of policy strategies for our community that are recommended by the IPCC. To this end, Anchorage would benefit immensely from reviewing the proactive steps taken by similarly sized communities in Hungary and Norway. After the team completes their research, they will work to accomplish the project's second goal of creating a Climate Action Plan to propose to the Municipality of Anchorage. Currently, the MOA has not such Plan. Using the experiences of Tromso and Tatabanya, students will identify and work with community groups and city officials in Anchorage to draft a plan, and promote its adoption to local governing bodies.

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