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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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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

November 17, 2014

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, as called for in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, is a website developed by a partnership of federal agencies and organizations led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Toolkit will enable decision-makers to take action to improve their climate resilience using data-driven tools, information, and subject-matter expertise. The comprehensive site is designed to serve interested citizens, communities, businesses, resource managers, planners, and policy leaders at all levels of government.  

Related Organizations: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Resource Category: Adaptation Websites

 

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The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change

July 29, 2014

From the Executive Office of the President Council of Economic Advisers, this report examines the economic consequences of delaying the implementation of climate change mitigation policies, and in turn demonstrates the comparative net benefits of implementing such policies without delay. 

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

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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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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White House Climate Education and Literacy Initiative

December 3, 2014

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy launched a Climate Education and Literacy Initiative in December 2014 to help connect American students and citizens with the best-available, science-based information about climate change. The Initiative is designed to increase student learning opportunities; equip educators with science-based information and resources; enhance climate-related professional development and training; and engage citizens through place-based and informal climate education.

Related Organizations: White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Department of Energy

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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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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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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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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Incorporating Natural Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services in Federal Decision-Making (Memorandum for Executive Departments and Agencies)

October 7, 2015

President Obama released new policy guidance directing Federal agencies to begin incorporating ecosystem services in Federal planning and decision-making. The memorandum directs agencies to develop and institutionalize policies that promote consideration of ecosystem services, where appropriate and practicable, in planning, investment, and regulatory contexts. It also establishes a process for the Federal government to develop a more detailed guidance on integrating ecosystem-service assessments into relevant programs and projects to help maintain ecosystem and community resilience, sustainable use of natural resources, and the recreational value of the Nation’s unique landscapes.

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

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Presidential Executive Order 13690 - Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input

January 30, 2015

President Obama's Executive Order 13690 directs federal agencies to adopt new flood risk reduction standards for the siting, design, and construction of federally funded projects. The new rules will ensure that flooding from climate change will be taken into account in the development of federal projects and are expected to save taxpayers money in the long run by reducing federal disaster assistance spending following extreme weather events.

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

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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