Federal Adaptation and Resilience Group
Adaptation and Resilience Group (FARG) is a convening place for Federal staff to coordinate efforts on topics related to climate adaptation and resilience, particularly as they connect to scientific research and the use of science to inform decision-making. The group has a wide range of members, with close to 20 agencies and many more departments and bureaus represented. The topics receiving particular attention are subject to change at any time to meet the needs and capacities of the group. Current focal areas include:
- Economics of adaptation
- Climate-resilient infrastructure
- Adaptation and natural resource management
USGCRP’s Adaptation Science Interagency Working Group (ASIWG), formed in 2010 in response to the President’s Climate Resilience Task Force, was one of many adaptation groups emerging in response to related Executive Orders. From 2010 through FY17, ASIWG coordinated adaptation science across USGCRP member and non-member agencies, including across the breadth of science-producing agencies and other IWGs. ASIWG aimed to connect Federal agencies with the appropriate producers of adaptation science, enabling the co-production of actionable science that responded to the needs of agencies and their stakeholders.
- Resilience Dialogues, a public-private collaboration that works to build climate-resilient communities through facilitated online dialogues among scientists, practitioners, and community leaders