2017 Southwest Tribal Climate Change Assessment

NNCAP received funds from the DOI Southwest Climate Science Center (USGS Grant/Coop Agreement G15AP00172) to conduct a preliminary assessment of tribal interest and capacity for adaptation across the Southwest. Twenty-six Native Nations participated in the 2017 Southwest Tribal Climate Change Assessment and reported a wide array of involvement in climate change initiatives. This Assessment will help to inform state and federal agencies as well as researchers on how they can better support climate adaptation planning of Native Nations. This report highlights recent climate related activities undertaken by Native Nations, needs for science based support, and potential areas for partnership.