2021 Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan   [open pdf - 861KB]

Alternate Title: U.S. Department of Energy 2021 Climate Adaptation Plan

From the Introduction: "This plan addresses both climate adaptation and mitigation, which are complementary actions necessary for DOE [Department of Energy] to become more resilient, adapt to a changing climate, and reduce GHG [green house gas] emissions. This forward-looking plan identifies and prioritizes the Department's adaptation and resilience efforts to ensure DOE continues to achieve its mission. The actions described in this plan apply to all programs and facilities and will be updated as needed to capture any mission changes and reaffirm the Department's commitment to address the climate crisis. DOE has identified five priority adaptation actions in this plan: (1) Assess Vulnerabilities and Implement Resilience Solutions at DOE Sites, (2) Enhance Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Co-benefits at DOE Sites, (3) Institutionalize Climate Adaptation and Resilience Across DOE Policies, Directives, and Processes, (4) Provide Climate Adaptation Tools, Technical Support, and Climate Science Information, and (5) Advance Deployment of Emerging Climate Technologies. In addition, this plan describes DOE's current and planned actions for the following specific topic areas: (1) Climate Vulnerability Assessments, (2) Climate Literacy in DOE's Management Workforce, (3a) Climate Resilience for Climate-Ready Sites and Facilities, and (3b) Climate-Ready Supply of Products and Services."

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