Briefing on the Impact of Climate Change to Indigenous Communities
The Brazil Institute and The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Energy & Environment Task Force invites you to a briefing on the implications of changing climate to indigenous communities.
The briefing will highlight the recent National Climate Assessment’s (NCA) findings on the impact of climate change on indigenous communities throughout the country. We will discuss how climate change could pose legal implications for tribes, and how it could challenge Federal-Tribal relations, especially in regard to treaty obligations. We will highlight the effects of climate change on public health, agriculture, and other areas in which indigenous communities are already facing challenges.
The briefing will take place on Wednesday, June 18 at 1:00 pm in Room 304 Cannon House Office Building (House Budget Conference Room).
US National Climate Assessment and a lead author on the NCA's Indigenous Peoples Chapter
Tribal Attorney, Greenberg Traurig LLP and a member of Nez Perce
Director, Tropical Forest Policy, Environmental Defense Fund
We hope that you can join us for the discussion on the effects of climate change to indigenous communities. To RSVP, please contact Pake Moungthong (Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva) at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 6-6003, or Zach Penney (Rep. Jared Huffman) at email@example.com or ext. 6-3629.