Speakers to discuss climate change’s effects on Idaho’s economy

Katherine Himes
Katherine Himes

Public policy experts from the University of Idaho will discuss climate change and the economy Feb. 2 as part of the continuing League of Women Voters of Moscow Speaker Forum.


Katherine Himes, director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research, and postdoctoral fellow Megan Foster will present “Linking Idaho’s Changing Climate and the Economy: The Idaho Climate-Economy Impacts Assessment” at noon via Zoom. Login information is at
lwvmoscow.org.


Megan Foster
Megan Foster

The presentation will provide a high-level look at the process of creating the Idaho Climate-Economy Impacts Assessment, launched in December by the McClure Center, and will include some of the key findings from the assessment, according to a League of Women Voters news release.

The assessment is a nonpartisan, science-based resource to help Idaho business leaders and policymakers plan for a resilient state economy, according to the news release. It consists of a series of reports prepared by Idaho researchers that analyze effects and opportunities associated with climate change for six of Idaho’s economic sectors: agriculture, energy, health, infrastructure, land (forest and range) and recreation and tourism.


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