On Sept. 2 in Kotzebue, Alaska, the President announced a robust package of resources, funding, and other programs to assist with combating climate change and building climate resilience in remote Alaskan communities. Watch a video of the President talking about how Alaska is being affected by climate change and a video of Native Village of Kivalina President Millie Hawley explaining how rising sea levels and climate change are threatening their community’s way of life.
In support of these efforts, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy announced a $6 million grant opportunity to establish clean energy projects and energy efficiency projects on tribal lands in the 48 contiguous United States and Alaska, which will help support economic opportunity and combat the effects of climate change. The DOE Office of Indian Energy also released a new Tribal Energy System Vulnerabilities to Climate Change report highlighting regional threats to tribal energy infrastructure, which are expected to increase as a result of extreme weather events and other climate change impacts.
See the full press release for more information.