Tribal Climate Change Adaptation Planning Toolkit
The Northern Arizona University Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) established its Tribal Climate Change Program in 2009 to provide support and be responsive to the needs of tribes that are preparing for and currently contending with climate change impacts. This program offers training, technical assistance, educational resources, and tools to build the capacity of tribes to address climate change impacts.
The Tribal Climate Change Adaptation Planning Toolkit is a collection of templates and other resources developed by ITEP to assist tribes in their climate change adaptation planning process. The materials provided are not "one-size-fits-all" solutions, and users are encouraged to modify the materials to better represent the needs and priorities of their own tribe. The primary users of these materials will be the tribe’s climate change working group and participants in the regularly offered trainings that employ this companion toolkit as part of the curriculum in adaptation plan development.
Image Source: Sue Wotkyns, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, Northern Arizona University.