Southwest Tribal Climate Change Assessment


The Native Nations Climate Assessment Program sought input from 194 Native Nations throughout the southwestern U.S. states regarding their current initiatives, programs, and resource needs related to climate change adaptation. The assessment followed up on and expanded a 2010 report produced by the Northern Arizona University's Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals (Wotkyns, S. Tribal Climate Change Efforts in Arizona and New Mexico. Flagstaff, AZ: ITEP). Key findings are in the categories of Engagement Activities; Existing Plans; Adaptation Initiatives and Strategies; Mitigation Initiatives and Strategies; Partnerships; and Tribal Resources and Needs.  The full assessment report is available here.

Funding was provided by the DOI Southwest Climate Science Center.