AnnouncementCalifornia’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment Hosts Tribal Research Program Workshops and Research Process Webinar

Published: 10/24/2022

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is leading the implementation of California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment (Fifth Assessment) in partnership with the California Energy Commission (CEC), California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA), and California Strategic Growth Council (SGC). The implementation team will host outreach opportunities this November to present draft guidelines and updates on the Fifth Assessment’s Tribal Research Grant Program and to share information about the individual research products each team is leading and how the public can get involved.

Tribal Research and Grant Program Draft Guidelines Workshops

The CA Fifth Assessment Tribal Research Team looks forward to building relationships and collaborating with California tribes to support tribally led research in the Fifth Assessment and to ensure projects advance tribes’ goals and priorities around climate change, energy, and resilience. This session will provide an update the Tribal Research Program, a report out from engagement thus far, and will present Draft Grant Guidelines for the Tribal Research Grant Program.

*Both sessions for the Tribal Research Program will cover the same topics. These sessions are open to all California Native American tribes, tribal representatives, and tribal-serving organizations. For questions or more information please contact Patricia Kennedy at or 916-758-0579.

Research Process Webinar

Building resilience to the impacts of climate change requires sustained investment in climate science and research. The presentation will share an overview of overall Fifth Assessment priorities, funding and research opportunities, including CNRA’s Core Climate Research, CEC’s EPIC Program, Fifth Assessment Regional and Topical reports, Tribal Research Program, and the Tribal Grant Program.