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CEQ Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

August 1, 2016

 UPDATE: On April 5, 2017, the Council on Environmental Quality published a notice in the Federal Register to withdraw the Final Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in National Environmental Policy Act Reviews. CEQ withdrew the guidance pursuant to President Trump’s Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

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

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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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 The report describes new agency water resource initiatives, including updated draft guidance regarding Clean Water Act jurisdiction.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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Climate Resilience in Alaskan Communities: Catalog of Federal Programs

June 1, 2015

Produced under the Obama Administration, this catalog profiles 62 federal funding programs that can support communities of Alaska in improving their climate resilience. For each program, it lists the program’s purpose, funding level, allowable applications, and who may qualify as an eligible applicant. Resources are emphasized that are useful to tribal and native Alaskan communities. The programs described in the catalog are wide ranging, including grants such as FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program and the NIH/NIEHS “Research to Action” program aimed at helping communities assess their local environmental threats.

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

Resource Category: Funding

 

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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 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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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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Federal Action to Support State, Local and Tribal Leaders as They Prepare Communities for the Impacts of Climate Change

July 16, 2014

On July 16, 2014, President Obama announced this series of new climate change initiatives from across federal agencies - based on the recommendations of the State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness - to help state, local, and tribal leaders prepare their communities for the impacts of climate change by developing and rebuilding more resilient infrastructure.

Related Organizations: State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, Executive Office of the President of the United States, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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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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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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Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

July 19, 2010

This report is the final set of recommendations from the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force. The Task Force, a group of 24 senior federal officials led by the Council on Environmental Quality was tasked by President Obama in June 2009 with developing recommendations to enhance the nation's ability to maintain healthy, resilient, and sustainable ocean, coastal, and Great Lake resources for the benefit of present and future generations. One of the National Priority Objectives identified as a premise to the recommendations is to strengthen resiliency of coastal communities and marine and Great Lakes environments, and their abilities to adapt to climate change impacts and ocean acidification. These recommendations include a national stewardship policy, a governance structure to provide sustained and coordinated attention to these resources, an implementation strategy that prioritizes nine categories for action, and a framework for effective coastal and marine spatial planning on a comprehensive, ecosystem-wide level.

Related Organizations: White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Executive Office of the President of the United States

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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