Register Now for Climate Change Four-Part Webinar Series Beginning Tomorrow

Registration is now open for a new webinar series entitled, “The Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country.”

The series was organized by The White House Office of Public Engagement and Council on Environmental Quality in conjunction with the U.S. Departments of Energy, Agriculture, the Interior, Health and Human Services (DHS), Housing and Urban Development and Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The webinars will cover issues related to President Obama’s State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. According to the Office of Indian Energy, under the Stafford Act, Tribes are eligible to receive direct assistance from FEMA.

Although there is a focus on tribal communities, anyone can benefit from the information presented in this four-part series.

Here’s a breakdown of the four webinars, the first of which begins tomorrow, April 3.

1) Disaster Response and Recovery

April 3, 2014 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT

This webinar will focus on the main efforts of FEMA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to assess and mitigate the impacts of climate change on their disaster recovery and response programs.

2) Built Systems and Other Infrastructure

April 10, 2014 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT

This webinar will focus on the built environment. Several federal agencies will present their assessments of climate change impacts on infrastructure, their current plans to mitigate those impacts and their suggested resilient systems to implement for the future.

3) Natural Resources and Agriculture

April 24, 2014 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT

Attendees of this webinar will hear all about the effects of climate change on the natural world. The focus will be on protecting the natural resources shared across Indian Country and promoting more resilient natural systems.

4) Communities: Human Health and Community Development

May 1, 2014 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT

This webinar will focus on the multi-agency Sustainable Communities program and detail other federal programs that are in place to help local communities with assessing, mitigating and adapting to climate change impacts.

The series was created with the goal of supporting education and outreach to Indian Country and providing tribal leaders with the opportunity to give their feedback to the Climate Preparedness and Resilience Task Force.


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