US Army Corps of Engineers, 2013 Climate Change Adaptation Plan   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Executive Summary: "USACE [US Army Corps of Engineers] has established an overarching 'USACE Climate Change Adaptation Policy Statement' and a governance structure to support mainstreaming adaptation, with an 'Adaptation Steering Committee'. Our policy requires USACE to mainstream climate change adaptation in all activities to help enhance the resilience of our built and natural water-resource infrastructure and reduce its potential vulnerabilities to the effects of climate change and variability. USACE is mainstreaming climate adaptation through four strategies: with a focus on priority areas, we engage in external collaboration to improve our understanding of climate change impacts and vulnerabilities so that we can develop new policy and guidance to support adaptation implementation based on the best available and actionable science. This USACE 2013 Adaptation Plan, prepared at the direction of the Adaptation Steering Committee, presents information about our vision, goals, and strategic approaches; progress on priority areas; and information about how we plan, integrate, and evaluate adaptation. The plan will be updated annually and will be publicly available to our staff, partners and stakeholders. USACE tracks adaptation through annual metrics that address external collaboration, improving knowledge about climate impacts and adaptation, progress assessing vulnerability, and development of policy and guidance."

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