ATNI-led Tribal Review of the Congressional Action Plan on the Climate Crisis

ATNI led this effort to perform a Tribal Review of the 2020 Congressional document titled: Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America. The Congressional Action Plan (CAP) was developed by the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The CAP aims to fulfill a set of integrated goals: reach net-zero emissions by 2050; reduce pollution in environmental justice communities; and reach net-negative emissions in the second half of the 20th century. Twelve pillars of climate action promote their overarching goals. The purpose of the Tribal Review is to provide Tribal Nations, inter-tribal organizations, and other interested parties with a framework of the CAP that will: (i) provide information to Tribal leaders regarding impacts and opportunities, gaps, concerns, and Tribal priorities identified in a critical review of the CAP; (ii) assist Tribal leaders in strategizing to address the priorities and gaps of the CAP; (iii) provide draft language that Tribal leaders may deploy in communications with policymakers to advance fulfillment of objectives, including Tribal resolutions.

Congressional Action Plan for the Climate Crisis

Summary (two pages)Fact sheet (four pages)Full report (549 pages)

Tribal Review of the Congressional Action Plan

Resulting Tribal Resolutions: National Congress of American Indians (Resolution #PDX 20-30); Affiliated Tribes of NW Indians (Resolution 2020-36)

Short (1-2 pages) Policymaker Summaries by Topic:

Policy Briefing for Tribal Perspective on the CAP (7 pages; formatted for Tribal & non-tribal policy makers)

Executive Summary (8 pages)

Full Tribal Review (80 pages)