The National Indian Carbon Coalition (NICC), a tribal non-profit, has received a three-year, $300,000 grant to improve access to carbon markets in Indian Country, enabling tribes to help mitigate climate change’s effects while improving their bottom line. “This is exciting for Indian Country,” said NICC Program Director Erick Giles, Muscogee (Creek) and a member of the Big Cat Clan. “Generating and selling carbon credits is a mostly untapped way for tribes to promote economic development on their reservations through resource management.”

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