NTAA & Tribal Climate Change Resources
There is an inextricable link between climate change, energy, and most air quality issues. Nearly everything NTAA does, in one way or another, is affected by climate change.
A good place to find information is our Policy Resource Kits, the majority of which include impacts to the climate. You can find NTAA’s previous Policy Resource Kits in NTAA’s Library.
Additionally, NTAA produced the following materials in response to requests from the EPA and members of the Senate.
Each year, NTAA publishes the Status of Tribal Air Report which includes a section on Climate Change. The 2019 STAR covers climate change starting on page 31.
With Tribes on the front lines of climate change, many have developed or are developing policies and plans to deal with the impacts.
The National Congress of American Indians provides a good introduction to how Climate Change affects Tribes along with resources and other information.
More resources and training can be also found on the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Climate Change page.
The Tribal Climate Change Project is a joint effort by the University of Oregon, with support from the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Here you’ll find resources for Tribes as well as links to Tribal Climate Change adaption plans from around the US.
The BIA Tribal Resilience Program (TRP) provides federal-wide resources to Tribes to build capacity and resilience through leadership engagement, delivery of data and tools, training and tribal capacity building. Direct funding supports tribes, tribal consortia, and authorized tribal organizations to build resilience through competitive awards for tribally designed resilience training, adaptation planning, vulnerability assessments, supplemental monitoring, capacity building, and youth engagement.