The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, along with Adaptation International, created the Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook, which provides a framework for climate change adaptation planning in the context of existing Tribal priorities. The Guidebook builds on the ongoing climate-related work in Tribal communities, directly considers the unique issues facing Indigenous communities, and identifies opportunities and guidance for incorporating Traditional Knowledges based on the Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup’s Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges (TKs) in Climate Change Initiatives.
The Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook is designed to be useful for Tribal Nations at any stage of adaptation planning and with varying degrees of funding and staff capacity. The Guidebook is designed so that Tribal Nations can work through any applicable section and skip sections that are not applicable.