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Posted: 8/23/2021

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation (Udall Foundation) is pleased to announce a report entitled Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution (ECCR) in Support of Federal Climate Initiatives: An Assessment of Opportunities. The report was written by a team from the John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution (National Center), a program of the Udall Foundation, and explores how the ECCR field can be of assistance in implementing Federal agencies’ climate-related initiatives.

Download the report here

The report is based on interviews with 22 senior Federal agency employees who work in the climate arena at 16 different departments, agencies, and bureaus. It presents specific challenges and barriers that Federal agencies face with climate-related initiatives; suggests approaches by which facilitators, mediators, and the ECCR community, in general, might help overcome those challenges; and identifies several possibilities for future actions.

National Center staff hope the report will stimulate consideration of the use of environmental facilitators and mediators to help Federal agencies enhance traction on climate-related initiatives and enable Federal agencies to take successful approaches to scale.

Upcoming Webinar

The National Center will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern). During the webinar, National Center staff will provide an overview of the report’s findings, share collaborative approaches that have been used successfully to address climate-related challenges, and explore next steps with respect to harnessing ECCR professionals’ assistance in reaching Federal goals related to climate change. This event is free, but registration is required. To register, please click the following link:

More Information

For more information about the National Center and its collaboration, consensus-building, and conflict resolution services, please visit its program page.

About the Udall Foundation

The Udall Foundation awards Scholarships, Fellowships, and Internships for study in fields related to the environment and to Native Americans and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care and Tribal public policy; connects youth from underserved communities to the Nation’s public lands and natural resources to foster greater understanding, appreciation, stewardship, and enjoyment of those lands and resources through photography, positive outdoor experiences, and environmental education through Parks in Focus®; provides funding to the Native Nations Institute for research, education, and outreach on Native American and Alaska Native health care issues and Tribal public policy issues; provides funding to the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy to conduct policy research and outreach on the environment and related themes; and provides impartial collaboration, consensus-building, and conflict resolution services on a wide range of environmental, natural and cultural resources, Tribal, and public lands issues, conflicts, and disputes involving the Federal Government through the John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution.

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