Federal Agency Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Support Document   [open pdf - 778KB]

Alternate Title: Implementing Climate Change Adaptation Planning in Accordance with Executive Order 13514: 'Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance'

"The Council on Environmental Quality has issued Implementing Instructions to be used by the Federal Government in climate change adaptation planning. The document, Federal Agency Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Implementing Instructions, (Implementing Instruction), establishes requirements for climate change adaptation planning for the next year, as recommended by the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force1 and authorized by Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance. This Support Document provides information to assist Federal agencies with meeting the Implementing Instruction requirements. Federal adaptation planning is necessary to address the effects of climate change that affect Federal services, operations, programs, assets (e.g., infrastructure, land and water resources), and national security. By integrating climate change adaptation strategies into its planning, the Federal Government can ensure that resources are invested wisely and that Federal agencies remain effective in current and future climate conditions."

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