Action Plan for Climate Adaptation and Resilience   [open pdf - 813KB]

From the Introduction: "On January 27, 2021, in Executive Order (E.O.) 14008 Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, President Biden laid out a vision for a United States government-wide approach and a set of coordinated domestic actions to address the risks and opportunities posed by climate change. One of these actions directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to submit an action plan of steps to bolster adaptation and increase resilience to the impacts of climate change across our mission and operations. Climate change poses a significant risk to agriculture, forests, and grasslands across the United States and the communities that support and depend upon them. This risk is disproportionately high for disadvantaged communities, including Tribal nations, low-income, and minority communities. USDA is unique among federal departments in the breadth of its Mission Areas and its reach across the United States to urban, rural, and Tribal communities. Steps to reduce the vulnerability and increase the adaptive capacity of American farmers, ranchers, forest owners, and other stakeholders to climate change are needed to maintain competitiveness and sustainability in the coming decades. Through climate change adaptation planning, USDA will increase the resilience of these sectors and communities to climate change."

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