Item(s) of Interest:
U.S.Climate Resilience ToolKit: Developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other Federal Agengies (PDF 33 KB)
Environmental and Energy Study Institute
EESI Issue Brief on Government Climate Change Publications (PDF 31 KB)
Fact Sheet: Climate Adapation at the Federal Level
NOAA 2012 State of the Climate Report
Related Links and Published Reports of Interest:
Climate Change and EPA Research
EPA Directory of Regional Climate Change Adaptation Programs of Federal Natural Resource Agencies
Synthesis Report - International Water & Climate Forum 2015 (PDF 316 KB)
EPA Climate Assessment Update to National Stormwater Calculator, Water Research Update, 2014 (PDF 141 KB)
EPA National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change
International Climate Change Assessments, Federal Agencies should improve Reporting and Oversight on U.S. Funding, Government Accountability Office, GAO-12-43, 2011.
GAO Recommends that (1) State and NSF coordinate and
inform Congress annually with accurate and consistent information on U.S. funding for IPCC and (2) NSF conduct timely project reviews as required by its cooperative agreement. State, NSF, and USGCRP generally concurred with these recommendations.
Impacts of Climate Change
Anticipating Surprises - Climate Change at the National Academies 2014 (PDF 85 KB)
Climate Change & Sustainability
First Friday - All Climatic Change Talks (FFACCTs): The Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center hosts First Friday All Climate Change Talks (FFACCTs), monthly information sharing forums featuring presentations about research activities focused on climate change impacts to eastern forest ecosystems. (PDF 31 KB)
Climate Change & Sustainable Innovations:
Climate Change Adaptation, Federal Efforts to Provide Information Could Help Government Decision Making, Government Accountability Office, Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate, Nov. 16, 2011.
GAO Highlights - Adapt to a Changing Climate
This testimony addresses (1) the data challenges that federal, state, and local officials face in their efforts to adapt to a changing climate, (2) the actions federal agencies could take to help address these challenges, and (3) federal climate change strategic planning efforts. The information in this testimony is based on prior work, largely on GAO’s recent reports on climate change adaptation (GAO-10-113) and federal climate change funding (GAO-11-317). These reports are based on, among other things, analysis of studies, site visits to areas pursuing adaptation efforts, and responses to a web-based questionnaire sent to federal, state, and local officials
International Journal for Sustainable Innovations, Vol. No. 1,January 2011.
This journal issue contains 13 papers on sustainable innovations. Three relate specifically to water resources: (1) principles and challenges in developing economies, (2) biofuel production and watersheds, (3) clean water sustainability.
Climate Change Policy Guides
American Planning Association, Policy Guide on Planning and Climate
GAO Report on Activities of Natural Resource Management Agencies
Government Accountability Office, GAO 13-253, Climate Change, Various Adaptation Efforts are Underway at Key Natural Resources Management Agencies, May 2013 (PDF 13 KB)
Interagency Water Resources and Climate Change Workgroup
Looking Forward: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate - 2016 National Action Plan (PDF 3.46 MB)
Federal Agencies worked with stakeholders to develop a National Action Plan for managing freshwater resources in a changing climate in order to assure adequate water supplies and protect water quality, human health, property, and aquatic ecosystems, released in October of 2011.
President Obama's Climate Plan
President's Climate Action Plan (PDF 432 KB)
President Obama's Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution (PDF 92 KB)
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