Resource Development Council for Alaska, Inc.

Alaska Business Roundtable on Climate Change

Thursday, February 14, 2008
Egan Center

8:15 – 8:30 Welcome
Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich

8:30 – 8:45 Remarks from Governor Palin’s Climate Change Sub-cabinet
Larry Hartig, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
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8:45 – 9:00 Climate Alert: Science to Inform and Inspire Action
Larry Hinzman, Director, International Arctic Research Center, UAF
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9:00 – 9:15 U.S. Coast Guard Responds to a Changing Mission in the Arctic
Rear Admiral Arthur E. (Gene) Brooks, Commander, 17th Coast Guard District
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9:15 – 9:45 Greening of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics
Ken Baker, Consulting Director of Environmental Sustainability VANOC - Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
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9:45 – 10:15 Break (Hybrid Electric Car video, gratis National Rural Electric Cooperative Association)

10:15 – 11:30 Alaskan Efforts to Adapt to Climate Change 

11:30 – Noon Oil and Gas Sector, Randy Armstrong, Shell Oil – U.S. Climate Change Strategy
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Noon – 1:00 Lunch Speaker: The Economics of Climate Change
Mattia Romani, UK Government’s Stern Review Team
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1:00 – 1:30 State and Federal Policy and Legislative Update
Peter Larsen, The Nature Conservancy
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1:30 – 1:45 Break (Hybrid Electric Car Video)

1:45 – 3:00 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies - What you can do
Sean Skaling, Green Star (Moderator)
Jean Marie Guzzetti, Green Star
Eric Bilyeu, Major Marine Tours

Kevin Stalder, Driven Auto Body
Tony Lazenby, Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center

3:00 – 3:30 Can coal be clean? New efforts to reduce coal’s negative impact
Roger Wicks, Vice President, Anglo American
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3:30 – 3:45 Developing Tools & Information to Adapt to Changing Environment
Mead Treadwell, Arctic Research Commission
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3:45 – 4:00 Full Group Discussion - Audience Participation

[Conveners: Alaska Conservation Solutions, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Alaska Power Association, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, BP, ConocoPhillips, EPA, Green Star, Municipality of Anchorage, Renewable Energy Alaska Project, Resource Development Council, The Nature Conservancy]