Kohtr’elneyh: Remembering Forward
Jan 8 – Jan 10
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Alaska is experiencing an unparalleled moment of systemic political, economic, and ecological crisis –one that requires us as Alaskans to rethink how we balance our current and future needs. The economic system that has sustained Alaska for over 40 years is unraveling. Since the 1970s, an oil-based economy has dictated the speed and sectors of business growth. Over this time our state government has implemented a tax structure that furthers dependence on one main revenue stream — oil revenues. Over the past few years we have experienced the harm caused by our state’s economic dependency.
The Alaska Just Transition Summit hopes to inspire collaborations and to build collective strategizes that both address challenges and build pathways out of a declining oil economy.