This section includes both Policy Briefs, which are short informative factual discussions
related to key elements of government policy that affect Alaska and the Arctic, and
also contains a new section we are developing, Policy Calls. These will be briefs
written by guest experts who see a need for policy change or action--they will be
fact-based, but reflect a well-argued perspective related to the region.
Your research matters to decision makers! CAPS is here to help you build your policy
brief, which provides you with a succinct and targeted handout you can use in a variety
of venues. Download our "How to write a policy brief" information sheet here, and
if you are interested in publishing a policy brief with CAPS, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Climate plans in Alaska (Policy Brief)
Tribal governments, cities, municipalities, boroughs, and the State of Alaska have
developed plans to respond to climate change.
Arctic and Antarctic protected areas (Policy Brief)
The sparsely populated and international geopolitical waters and landscapes of the
Arctic and the Antarctic have made way for shared responsibilities of marine and terrestrial
Climate change and maritime traffic in the Arctic (Policy Brief)
Ice coverage in the Arctic Ocean is diminishing due to climate change, leading to
increased Arctic traffic and creating new maritime navigational opportunities.