Panel: Social Implications of Arctic Change: The Example of Shishmaref, Alaska

Published: 2018
Product type: Video
Categories: Arctic Futures 2050

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Arctic change is not happening in a vacuum, and policy approaches that single out climate change are unlikely to succeed or to help Arctic peoples. The case of Shishmaref, Alaska, illustrates that community well-being is interconnected with environmental integrity, social well-being, cultural vitality, supportive policies, education, health, justice, and more.