Federal Adaptation Resources
This collection of resources by and for Federal agencies is intended to support the planning and implementation of measures to adapt to climate change. Some of the information here may also be useful to other audiences, such as businesses, natural resource managers, health practitioners, and state, local, and tribal governments. Resources range from executive orders and technical reports to programs, networks, tools, and guides.
- Built Infrastructure
- Communication & Training
- Human Health
- Natural Resources
- Disaster Response
- Regional Climate Information & Modeling
- Observations & Monitoring
Summaries of the 2014 Federal Agency Adaptation Plans
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a report in conjunction with Booz Allen Hamilton comparing the 38 Federal Agency Adaptation Plans submitted to the White House in 2014. The comparison was undertaken to provide information about agency climate preparedness and resilience actions to facilitate partnering and information sharing, identify actions taken by agencies with aligned missions and operations that could be useful to USACE, and support a gap analysis to guide future actions.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) reviewed current actions (as of January 2015) of selected Federal departments and agencies to adapt their own missions, infrastructure, operations, and personnel to projected climate change. (It does not address federal programs meant primarily to assist others to adapt, although the boundary is often hard to delineate.) This synthesis is not comprehensive. It identifies common approaches among agencies, examples of specific actions, and notable barriers the federal government faces.
Summary of the 2012 Federal Agency Adaptation Plans2012 Summary of Research and Information Needs report
USGCRP's Adaptation Science Interagency Working Group (ASIWG) conducted a review of the 2012 Federal Agency Adaptation Plans to identify common research and information needs across the agencies. A summary of the top three needs was presented at the August 2013 GreenGov workshop. ASIWG is in the process of updating the 2012 report to reflect the new 2014 plans.