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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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Memorandum for Executive Departments and Agencies: Strengthening Climate Adaptation Planning in Fiscal Year 2016 and Beyond

April 29, 2016

This memorandum was administered by Shaun Donovan, the Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB); and Christy Goldfuss, the Managing Director of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on the process for strategically strengthening Federal agency climate adaptation planning through annual, in-person progress reviews, which began in 2016. The progress reviews established by this memorandum aim to “maintain the Federal Government's focus on planning for the effects of climate change on agency missions, programs, and responsibilities, and continually improving Agency Climate Adaptation Plans as new information, data, tools, and policies are developed.”

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

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Long-Term Drought Resilience Federal Action Plan of the National Drought Resilience Partnership

March 2016

President Obama established the National Drought Resilience Partnership (NDRP) in November 2013 as part of his Climate Action Plan. On March 21, 2016, Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum on Building National Capabilities for Long-Term Drought Resilience, directing the NDRP to work collaboratively to deliver on a Federal Action Plan designed to complement state, regional, tribal and local drought preparedness, planning and implementation efforts. This Action Plan lays out a series of activities to fulfill the President’s drought resilience goals, which are intended to be undertaken in 2016 or 2017.

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Ecosystem-Service Assessment: Research Needs for Coastal Green Infrastructure

August 2015

The Coastal Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services Task Force of the National Science and Technology Council has recommended priority areas of research to support the integration of green infrastructure into coastal resilience planning. This report focuses on the ecosystem services provided by coastal green infrastructure (CGI) and recommends areas for prioritized Federal research to support the integration of CGI.

Related Organizations: National Science and Technology Council

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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Executive Order 13677: Climate-Resilient International Development

September 23, 2014

This Executive Order was enacted in 2014 by President Obama to integrate climate resilience considerations into all United States international development work. The EO also established the Working Group on Climate-Resilient International Development.

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

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Interim Federal Action Plan for the California Bay-Delta

December 2009

This Interim Federal Action Plan has been developed to further the goals of the California Bay-Delta Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) entered into by six federal agencies on September 29, 2009. The MOU sets out the Obama Administration's vision of a healthy and sustainable Bay-Delta ecosystem that "provides for a high-quality, reliable, and sustainable long-term water supply for California, and restores the environmental integrity and sustainability of the Bay-Delta ecosystem."

Related Organizations: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), U.S. Department of the Army, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), State of California, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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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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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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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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Priority Agenda: Enhancing the Climate Resilience of America's Natural Resources

October 2014

The Climate and Natural Resources Working Group (CNRWG) of the U.S. Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience developed this Priority Agenda in response to the direction of Executive Order 13653 “Preparing the U.S. for the Impacts of Climate Change” and in coordination with the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force.

Related Organizations: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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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