Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program at the University of Arizona

University of Arizona’s Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program (UA NNCAP) works collaboratively with Native American tribes and indigenous populations in the western United States and Mexico to address tribal environmental concerns, especially related to climate change. 

As described on the website, NNCAP seeks to:

  • Facilitate efforts of UA climate/environment researchers, faculty, staff, and students working with Native Nations to build resiliency to climate impacts.
  • Assist Native Nations in identifying and building capacity for adaptation and in identifying climate-related sources of risk and opportunity.
  • Engage in outreach and extension programs with tribes in cooperation with Arizona Cooperative Extension.
  • Strengthen collaborative networks and relationships among researchers, tribal members, and other potential partners throughout the Southwest.
  • Support climate change adaptation and risk management projects taking place on tribal lands.
  • Build educational opportunities, support networks and mentoring and career pipelines at the UA and in partnership with tribal colleges and organizations.

The program supports Native Nations adaptation planning through projects and research. NNCAP connects tribes to resources and each other via the Southwest Tribal Climate Change Network and the Tribal Leaders Summit on Climate Change. Links to publicly available Tribal Adaptation Plans, as well as adaptation tools, funding opportunities, and other resources are provided.


Publication Date: 2015

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