Climate Change


Created in 2017, the USET Climate Change Resilience Program assists Tribal Nations with climate change adaptation planning. Through the Tribal Climate Science Liaison, this program also connects Tribal Nations with resources at regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers and other partners to support Tribal adaptation planning and resilience to climate change.

The protection of Tribal lands, waters, and communities from the impacts of climate change is essential to each sovereign Tribal Nation’s physical, spiritual, cultural, and economic well-being. Climate change resilience safeguards critical ecosystems, preserves ecological knowledge, and protects current populations by maintaining healthy and sustainable Tribal homelands for future generations.

HHS Establishes Office of Climate Change and Health Equity

On August 30, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the creation of a new office to address climate change and health equity.

This Month's Top News and Stories

DOI Climate Listening Sessions: Climate Change and Tribal Nations

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is excited to announce upcoming virtual listening sessions focused on climate change and Tribal Nations. The Department would like to ensure that the efforts and initiatives it develops to meet these priorities are shaped and designed based on feedback and information from across Indian Country and Alaska Native Villages. These listening sessions will...
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ITEP Announces Release of STACC Report

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professional’s (ITEP) Tribes and Climate Change Program has just announced that the Status of Tribes and Climate Change (STACC) Report is now available. This report includes over 90 authors and contributors. You may access the Report on the dedicated website and are invited to share it with your networks. In addition, please view ITEP’s media toolkit for suggestions...
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Meet the Climate Change Team

The USET Tribal Climate Resilience Program Team is focused on providing Tribal Nations with technical support in their planning efforts toward increasing their community’s resiliency and adaptation to the impacts of climate change.

Climate Change Tools and Resources

Below, access natural resources and climate change related data, tools, and information sources relevant to specific topic areas and/or regions.