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Roadmap to Build a Climate-Resilient Economy   [open pdf - 845KB]

From the Foreword: "The scientific evidence on climate change has grown increasingly stark. Continued warming will further destabilize our climate and produce more frequent and intense storms, wildfires, and heatwaves as well as more damaging droughts and more extensive ecosystem losses. In August 2021, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report in which 234 of the world's leading scientists, citing over 14,000 different studies, concluded with high confidence that the climate crisis is a 'code red for humanity.' [...] This report lays out a strategy to advance a whole-of-government effort that safeguards workers and families from financial loss and positions the United States for success in the fight against climate change. It includes a roadmap for a long-term effort to build climate resilience throughout the U.S. economy and drive better long-term investment outcomes for ordinary Americans. Specifically, this report pushes forward on a broader economic strategy that invests in the country's physical and human infrastructure, reimagines public procurement policy as a tool to strategically shape markets and spread innovation, embeds resilience within supply chains critical to the clean energy transition, leverages the full talent and creativity of all Americans by elevating equity as a top priority in all policy decision-making, and restores the United States' relationship with key allies internationally, finding common ground to meet the global goals of the Paris Agreement."

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2021-10-14
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The White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/
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