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Climate Change Priorities - Sessions 2 & 3

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is holding three virtual listening sessions focused on climate change and Tribal Nations and will help shape relevant DOI efforts.

This listening session, "Part 1" will inform DOI priorities, efforts, and policies around Tribal climate resilience. Below are some general questions to help you begin to develop responses to share during the session. Come join us for this interactive discussion!

  • What are your top priorities surrounding climate adaptation, mitigation, and implementation, and what are the science needs to support these priorities?
  • Has your Tribal Nation engaged in activities to mitigate greenhouse gases (e.g., renewable energy development, carbon sequestration, etc.) and if not, is there interest?
  • Are there best practices related to climate adaptation and mitigation strategies that your Tribe has experienced? What are the barriers to implementing them?

Session 2, Part 2 will focus on the unmet needs of Tribes facing decisions around community relocation, managed retreat, and protection-in-place issues due to climate change in the lower 48/contiguous U.S. Come join us in this interactive discussion on this emergent issue!

To help organize and accommodate the variety of participating regions, the discussion will be split into two hours by region on Oct. 28:

  • 2:00-3:00pm EDT, Tribes in Eastern, Midwest, Great Plains, Eastern Oklahoma, and Southern Plains Region
  • 3:00-4:00pm EDT, Rocky Mountain, Southwest, Western, Navajo, Pacific, and Northwest Regions

Below are some general questions to help you begin to develop responses to share during the session:

  • Is your Tribe dealing with more frequent and severe climate change impacts (e.g., flooding, erosion, sea level rise, drought, etc.) that are likely to require partial or complete infrastructure relocation?
  • If so, what are the resources (financial, technical, etc.) needed to assist the process? What are the barriers?

Agenda Coming Soon!

For the third listening session, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is seeking input from Tribal leaders to understand the unmet infrastructure needs for community relocation, managed retreat, and protection-in-place issues in Alaska. This session will facilitate a discussion on the information/resources needed to address this issue across the Department of the Interior. Come join us in this interactive session!

*Note: This session will be held during the week of November 29th as part of the BIA Provider’s Conference. The specific date and time is still TBD. 

Below are some general questions to help you begin to develop responses to share during the session:

  • What resources have you successfully obtained thus far? What successes have you had?
  • What challenges have you experienced? What needs do you have from the Federal government to address this issue?

Agenda and registration information coming soon!

Sessions

  • 28
    Oct

    Session 2 - Part 1 - Adaptation and Mitigation

    Listening session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Thu, Oct 28, 2021
    • Time
      Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern
  • 28
    Oct

    Session 2, Part 2: Relocation, Managed Retreat, and Protect-in-Place Issues

    Listening session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Thu, Oct 28, 2021
    • Time
      Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern
  • 29
    Nov

    Session 3 - Relocation, Managed Retreat, Protect-in-Place in Alaska

    Listening session

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Mon, Nov 29, 2021
    • Time
      Time: 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM Eastern

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