The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), in partnership with Tribal Nations and Tribal organizations across the country, led an effort to perform a Tribal Review of the 2020 Congressional document titled: Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America. The Congressional Action Plan (CAP) was developed by the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The CAP aims to fulfill a set of integrated goals to reach net-zero emissions by 2050; reduce pollution in environmental justice communities; and reach net-negative emissions in the second half of the 21st century. Both the CAP and the Tribal Review can be found on ATNI’s Climate Change page.

The purpose of the Tribal Review is to provide Tribal Nations, inter-tribal organizations, and other interested parties with a framework of the CAP that will:

  1. Provide information to Tribal leaders regarding impacts and opportunities, gaps, concerns, and Tribal priorities identified in a critical review of the CAP;
  2. Assist Tribal leaders in strategizing to address the priorities and gaps of the CAP;
  3. Provide draft language that Tribal leaders may deploy in communications with policymakers to advance fulfillment of objectives, including Tribal resolutions.