Indigenous communities struggling with the impacts of climate change face particular challenges because of their attachment to traditional lands and the impacts of colonization.
In the United States, AlaskaNativeVillages
are experiencing an
response among several agencies, but the lack of a lead agency and the absence of an institutional framework for agency coordination leaves Kivalina and other AlaskaNativevillages to design their own relocation strategy.
In the absence of a lead agency, each federal agency prioritizes
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Reimagining Relocation in a Regulatory Void: The Inadequacy of Existing us Federal and State
communities such as the Quinault and the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw have been at the forefront of novel resilience-planning for relocation. AlaskaNativevillages, in particular, have been among the first communities to experience the acute stresses of rising temperatures, with some tribal communities’ appeals
a Village: Legal Pathways toward the Relocation of AlaskaNativeVillages’, 7(4) Climate Law 259 (2017).
Economics-based climate policies have been a common focus of much climate research, particularly in Carbon and Climate Law Review where they have constituted almost one-quarter of
cent) of AlaskaNativevillages were affected by flooding and erosion. See, US Government Accountability Office, ‘AlaskaNativeVillages: Villages affected by flooding and erosion have difficulty qualifying for Federal assistance’ 29 June 2004, available at https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-04-895T