ABSTRACT

United States Department of Labor Climate Action Plan   [open pdf - 7MB]

From the Introduction: "The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, and protecting their retirement, health care, and other benefits. To fulfill this mission, the Department must be prepared and resilient to adapt to changing climate conditions across the Nation. [...] In response to Executive Order (EO) 14008 and the growing significance of climate change on economic prosperity and the delivery of federal services, the Department of Labor has established a Climate Action Plan [CAP] to adapt to changing climate conditions and provide innovative and progressive federal leadership to address this growing threat to national security. The intent of this plan is to build on the 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Plan, assess and update vulnerabilities to DOL mission success, and construct clear adaptive measures to ensure resilience to climate change. The CAP identifies key vulnerabilities, resilience opportunities, priority adaptation actions, and procurement challenges for our agencies and articulates our leadership plan for both immediate and long-term transformation. DOL's ability to pursue these opportunities to combat the climate crisis and lead by example will require either additional fiscal and personnel resources or the realignment of existing resources."

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2021-09
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Office of the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, Council on Environmental Quality: https://www.sustainability.gov/
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pdf
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