White House Resources

This tab features resources and documents released by the Executive Branch. This includes the Council on Environmental Quality, Office of Science and Technology, and the Office of Management and Budget. 

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National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2013 (HR 2431)

March 6, 2014

On March 6, 2014, President Obama signed a bipartisan law to renew federal support for the National Integrated Drought Information System - a drought program that seeks to reduce financial and environmental risks posed by sustained drought by providing forecasts and support to vulnerable communities. The legislation easily passed through Congress, with a 356-21 vote in the House and passing via unanimous consent in the Senate. The law would extend the program until 2018.

Related Organizations: The White House, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Executive Order 13653 - Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change

November 6, 2013

Signed by President Obama on November 6, 2013, E.O. 13653 was enacted “in order to prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change by undertaking actions to enhance climate preparedness and resilience.”

Related Organizations: Executive Office of the President of the United States

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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The White House Blog: State-by-State Reports on Climate Impacts

June 26, 2013

The White House website provides detailed updates on President Obama's climate change action plan, while the White House Blog offers more of an insider's view to the President's whereabouts, with additional informative resources.  Along with an informal review of the new climate action plan, links are provided for state-by-state reports, where each state is represented by a briefing on current and anticipated climate impacts. Each state report details the impacts of extreme weather and pollution, the anticipated climate impacts of the related region, and examples of reducing carbon pollution and increasing climate resilience within each state. 

Related Organizations: The White House

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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President Obama's Climate Action Plan

June 25, 2013

"We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms." - President Obama, 2nd Inaugural Address, January 2013

Related Organizations: Executive Office of the President of the United States

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan

April 16, 2013

As part of President Obama's National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes (or the National Ocean Policy), the National Ocean Council (NOC) released National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan in April 2013. The Plan describes specific actions Federal agencies will take to address key ocean challenges, give states and communities greater input in Federal decisions, streamline Federal operations, save taxpayer dollars, and promote economic growth.

Related Organizations: National Ocean Council, Executive Office of the President of the United States

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Federal Actions for a Climate Resilient Nation - Progress Report of the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force

October 28, 2011

In October 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental and Energy Performance, which sets sustainability goals for Federal agencies and focuses on making improvements in agency environmental, energy, and economic performance. The Executive Order charged the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force with providing recommendations on how Federal policies, programs, and planning efforts can better prepare the United States for climate change. In October 2010, the Task Force recommended a set of policy goals and actions in its Progress Report to the President. The Task Force outlined how the Federal Government should work with local, state, and tribal partners to provide leadership, coordination, science, and services to address climate risks to the Nation as well as Federal assets and operations. This progress report provides an update to the policy goals outlined in the 2010 Task Force report. Policy goals and cross-cutting issues are organized into five key adaptation areas:

Related Organizations: Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force

Resource Category: Monitoring and Reporting

 

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National Action Plan - Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate

October 2011

In October 2010, the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force published a Progress Report to the President describing Federal agency actions needed to better prepare the Nation to respond to the impacts of a changing climate. The Progress Report directed the Task Force’s Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation Workgroup to lead the development of a national action plan to identify steps that Federal agencies can take to improve management of freshwater resources in a changing climate. This National Action Plan is a result of that directive. The actions and recommendations included in this National Action Plan are judged by the workgroup to be both a high priority today and achievable in the context of existing and foreseeable agency capacity. 24 recommended actions fall under six primary recommendation categories:

Related Organizations: Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Clean Water: Foundation of Healthy Communities and a Healthy Environment

April 27, 2011

This report compiles ongoing initiatives at four federal agencies in the Obama Administration to protect American water resources. The document summarizes programs of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of the Interior (DOI), and their partners, to preserve water quality and supply. The report describes new agency water resource initiatives, including updated draft guidance regarding Clean Water Act jurisdiction.

Related Organizations: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Executive Office of the President of the United States, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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Federal Agency Climate Change Adaptation Planning: CEQ Implementing Instructions

March 4, 2011

From the White House Council on Environmental Quality, this set of 'Implementing Instructions' were issued to inform federal agencies on how to integrate climate change adaptation into their planning, operations, policies, and programs. The instructions are based on the recommendations from the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force in its October 2010 Progress Report to the President, and authorized by Executive Order 13514, 'Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance'.

Related Organizations: White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Progress Report of the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force: Recommended Actions in Support of a National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

October 2010

This interim report, released in October 2010, outlines initial recommendations by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for how federal agencies can better prepare the U.S. to respond to the impacts of climate change. The report recommends the government implement actions to expand and strengthen the nation's capacity to respond to climate change, including:

Related Organizations: White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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