|President Obama Establishes a Task Force on Climate|
Friday, November 1, 2013
The Obama Administration has taken significant steps to strengthen the climate resilience of America’s communities and economy. Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order that directs Federal agencies to take a series of steps to make it easier for American communities to strengthen their resilience to extreme weather and prepare for other impacts of climate change.
An Executive Order to Protect Our Communities
Preparing America for climate-change impacts is a key pillar of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. The actions directed by the President today are common sense steps to help ensure that America’s infrastructure, communities, and natural resources are resilient to sea-level rise, increasingly frequent large storms, increased drought, and other climate-change impacts that are already being felt in regions across the country. These steps will also help empower the Nation’s businesses, communities, health professionals, and decision makers with the tools and scientific information they need to make planning decisions in a changing climate.
The Executive Order, “Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change,” signed today directs Federal agencies to:
Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
To implement the actions listed above, the Executive Order establishes an Interagency Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, chaired by the White House and composed of more than 25 agencies. To assist in achieving the goals of the Executive Order, these agencies are directed to consider the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.
The Task Force members include state, local and tribal leaders from across the country who will use their first-hand experiences in building climate preparedness and resilience in their communities to inform their recommendations to the Administration. To view members of the Task Force, please click on the button below:
Task Force Members
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