September 14, 2009
Tribal Leaders and Policymakers to Attend Oregon Law’s Tribal Climate Change Events
Oregon Law’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and Sustainable Northwest are hosting events this fall aimed at building knowledge about climate change policy and fostering dialogue about the needs and opportunities for Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest to engage in climate change policy, planning, and action.
The first event, taking place September 14-15 at the University of Oregon in Portland, is a Tribal Climate Change Policy Training designed to bring together tribal decision-makers and staff from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Northern California. These individuals will learn about the technical aspects of climate change policy and action at tribal, national, and international levels.
The second event, a Tribal Climate Change Forum, takes place October 15-16 at Oregon Law’s Knight Law Center in Eugene. The forum will focus on dialogue about the challenges and implications that tribes will face in regards to climate change policy at tribal, regional, national, and international levels, as well as opportunities tribes have to engage in climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.