PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Sometimes finding the best solution to a problem means not only understanding the issue but also understanding other people.

That’s the approach researchers at Portland State University are taking as they fight climate change.

PSU’s STEM department is pioneering a new program working with Indigenous Peoples as they look for renewable energy solutions.

Mechanical & materials engineering professor Raúl Cal joined AM Extra to discuss their new strategies.

Watch the full video in the player above.