Climate Change: Rights, Resilience, and Relocation

APA Alaska Chapter


Tuesday, November 17, 2015
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. AKST

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Climate-induced community relocations are perhaps the greatest human rights challenge of our time.  Erosion, flooding and sea-level rise threaten the lives, livelihoods, homes, health and basic subsistence of human populations currently inhabiting the Arctic and small islands in the tropical and sub-tropical oceans. Population relocation affects the rights to life and self-determination, as well as a wide range of social, economic and cultural rights.  



Patricia Cochran

Confirmed Speaker

Patricia Cochran was born and raised in Nome, Alaska. Ms. Cochran serves as Executive Director of the Alaska Native Science Commission, an organization that brings together research and science in partnership with Alaska Native communities. Ms. Cochran also served as Chair of the 2009 Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate ... Read More