The report from the Tribal Leaders Summit on Climate Change: A Focus on Climate Adaptation Planning and Implementation is now available online. The summit was held at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona on November 12 and 13, 2015 and was hosted by the Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program (NNCAP) and Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS). The summit was sponsored by the Southwest Climate Science Center, the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative, the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice, and the UA Institute of the Environment.
The Summit was attended by 60 participants, including 20 tribal representatives from at least 19 tribes, 10 federal agency representatives, and 20 university representatives and students. The primary objective of the Tribal Summit was to convene tribal environmental managers and leaders who have approved climate adaptation plans to share experiences, lessons learned, and build support for wider tribal climate adaptation planning and implementation work. The report provides an overview of the major points and outcomes from the Summit.