Resources:

Climate Change Resources

ITEP Reports
Since 2010, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) has developed a number of reports and co-authored other publications on tribal climate change topics. The reports listed here are those developed primarily by ITEP.

Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Training, Assistance and Resources for Tribes
ITEP developed this report to provide recommendations to US federal agencies working on tribal climate change programs and initiatives. The report discusses adaptation planning by tribes and the challenges that some tribes encounter in the development and implementation processes. It also offers recommendations to federal agencies for the types of capacity building activities and programs that are needed to support tribes in their efforts to plan for climate change impacts. These recommendations are drawn primarily from feedback and suggestions from participants of ITEP’s climate change trainings, from publications focused on tribal climate change issues, as well as the results of several feedback forms in which ITEP sought input from its tribal climate change contacts.

Southwest Tribal Climate Change Workshop Report
ITEP, in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, hosted a workshop in 2011, to bring together tribes in Arizona and New Mexico to discuss tribal climate change issues and concerns, strategies to address climate change impacts, and tribal resource and research needs. This workshop was offered as part of ITEP’s Southwest Tribal Climate Change Project that focused on tribal climate change issues in Arizona and New Mexico.

Tribal Climate Change Efforts in Arizona and New Mexico
This report provides a summary of the results of an information-gathering effort in 2010 by ITEP, in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. The purpose of this project was to gain a better understanding of the work that was already being undertaken by tribes, tribal organizations, tribal colleges and Native American academics in Arizona and New Mexico, related to climate change. Development of this report was part of ITEP’s Southwest Tribal Climate Change Project that focused on tribal climate change issues in Arizona and New Mexico.