Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) Deputy Director Meade Krosby will present a webinar on “Tribal Resources for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments” on Tuesday, June 11th at noon (PT), as part of the National Climate Adaptation Science Center’s 2019 “Science You Can Use” series. Similar to the NW CASC’s previous webinar introducing these resources, this webinar will highlight a new suite of Tribal Vulnerability Assessment Resources and discuss the collaborative process employed to ensure that they would be useful and used by tribes.
Tribes have been actively engaged in efforts to anticipate and respond to climate impacts on their natural and cultural resources. And yet, some tribes have faced difficulties initiating and completing the critical first step of the climate adaptation planning process: an assessment of locally-specific climate risks that accounts for the unique priorities, values, and concerns of individual tribes. The NW CASC supported the creation of a suite of resources designed to enhance the capacity of Northwest and Great Basin tribes for completing vulnerability assessments to inform climate adaptation planning. These resources, developed in close partnership with tribal partners, include a Tribal Vulnerability Assessment Resources website, an online Tribal Climate Tool, and a Tribal Climate Technical Support Desk. If you missed the NW CASC’s earlier webinar about these resources, be sure to join this webinar to learn more!
The University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, in close collaboration with tribal partners, developed the Tribal Vulnerability Assessment Resources through the NW CASC and GBLCC-funded project “Building Tribal Capacity to Assess Vulnerability to Climate Change.”