Alaska Actions


On September 14, 2007, Governor Sarah Palin signed Administrative Order 238, which established the Alaska Climate Change Sub-Cabinet and tasked it with preparing Alaska’s Climate Change Strategy.  A warming climate is having serious and broad-scale impacts in Alaska, including flooding of villages; increasingly strong coastal storms, eroding the beaches of coastal villages; subsidence from thawing of permafrost; and a record number of forest fires threatening communities, property, and air quality.  The comprehensive Alaska Climate Change Strategy describes the actual and foreseeable effects of climate warming in Alaska[1], recommends appropriate measures and policies to prepare communities for responding to them, and provides guidance regarding Alaska’s participation in regional and national responses to climate change.

CCS Initiatives in Alaska: