Apr 12 2018

New course offered: Climate Change Adaptation Planning

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals is excited to be collaborating with Copper River Native Association on an Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Planning course. This course provides an overview to planning for climate change impacts, highlighting the work of several tribes. The course is intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals who expect to be involved in climate change adaptation planning. Since the course will focus on climate change impacts and planning in a specific region, we especially encourage people from that region to attend.

Topics include:

  • Climate change in the Alaska region
  • Process of developing climate change adaptation plans
  • Climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation strategies
  • Tools and resources for the planning process

This course employs a variety of instructional methods such as presentations including tribal case studies, and large- and small-group discussions and activities. Participants will complete a pre-course assignment prior to attending. There are no pre-requisites. However, we expect participants to have a basic understanding of climate change and its impacts. ITEP can recommend background material to review upon request.

 This course employs a variety of instructional methods such as presentations including tribal case studies, large- and small-group discussions, activities, and a ½-day field trip. Participants will complete a pre-course assignment prior to attending.

If you are interested in applying for this course, please fill out the online application form

Applications received by May 4, 2018 will have priority consideration.