Federal Adaptation and Resilience Group
The Federal Adaptation and Resilience Group (FARG) fosters interagency collaboration to increase resilience to climate variability and change. Our goal is to draw from expertise, ideas, and available resources from across federal agencies. The FARG is the latest incarnation of USGCRP efforts to address the interface of global change science and adaptation/resilience. Going back as far as 2010, USGCRP has addressed this topic through interagency working groups and initiatives.
- Information for Decision Making — holding discussions on climate data and information for resilience planning, decision-support tools for climate risk management, and improving access to downscaled climate projections to support decision-making under deep uncertainty.
- Economics of Adaptation — documenting practices, considerations, and research needs for how economic analyses consider the costs and benefits of decisions affecting climate change resilience planning.
- Natural Resource Management — hosting webinars on managed relocation (assisted migration), carbon inventory and sequestration, nature-based solutions for shoreline protection and conservation, and other related topics.
- Interagency Engagement — encouraging interested federal employees to join discussions, including those within current USGCRP agencies and new agencies. The FARG currently has members from more than 15 federal agencies, with expertise in a wide range of fields.
For more information, please contact Reid Sherman.