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Briefing on the Impact of Climate Change to Indigenous Communities

June 18, 2014 // 1:00pm2:00pm

 

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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).

Panelists:

Julie Maldonado
US National Climate Assessment and a lead author on the NCA's Indigenous Peoples Chapter

Loretta Tuell

Tribal Attorney, Greenberg Traurig LLP and a member of Nez Perce  

Steve Schwartzman

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 pake.moungthong@mail.house.gov or ext. 6-6003, or Zach Penney (Rep. Jared Huffman) at zachary.penney@mail.house.gov or ext. 6-3629.

 
Event Speakers List: 
  • 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
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