Tribal Climate and Energy Resources
- DOE Tribal Energy Program
- DOI Tribal Energy and Information Clearinghouse
- EPA Climate Showcase Communities
- EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator
- EPA Local Climate and Energy Program
- Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Exit
- Northern Arizona University: Tribes and Climate Change Exit
These webpages are designed to help tribal communities interested in implementing climate change mitigation and energy management projects that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, helping to slow the rate of climate change and its impacts on economic and cultural sustainability. At the same time, climate change mitigation actions can generate a range of potential benefits such as improved air quality, economic and workforce development, public health, and reduced energy costs. Tribal communities can adapt the information presented here and incorporate traditional knowledge and practices into climate projects.
Tribes & Climate Change Action
The Tribes and Climate Change Action page provides information on climate impacts, the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, climate action areas, climate action planning, collaboration, funding, and examples of tribal clean energy and climate change programs.
Tribal Climate and Energy Resources & Opportunities
The Resources and Opportunities page provides detailed information on tribal opportunities in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and solid waste and materials management.
There are 567 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes in the United States. Each tribe is distinct by its history, language, culture and traditions. Tribal Nations are sovereign entities with the inherent right to self governance and self determination. The United States government and tribal nations share a unique government to government relationship. State, local and tribal governments share common interests and responsibilities in resource management, services, environmental and economic sectors. Partnering on economic and environmental projects has the potential to increase economic growth, environmental sustainability, and improved health for all citizens through continued communication and collaboration.
For more EPA information on tribes please visit the following: