EPA Climate Change Adaptation Resource Center (ARC-X)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Adaptation Resource Center (ARC-X) is an interactive online tool designed to inform local decisionmakers about climate change impacts and adaptation solutions for communities across the U.S. The tool provides information about climate change risks on sectors as selected by the user; relevant adaptation strategies; case studies illustrating how other communities have successfully adapted to those risks and tools to replicate their successes; and EPA funding opportunities.

Resources are tailored to each U.S. geographic region including the Northwest, Southwest, Midwest, Great Plains, Northeast, Southeast and Caribbean, Alaska and Hawaii and Pacific Islands. For each region, the tools provided are based on the user's chosen “area of interest” including air, water, waste, public health, or adaptation planning. 

The results provide an overview of known climate impacts for the region selected, and resources in the categories of:

  • Implications of Climate Change
  • Adaptation Strategies
  • Case Studies
  • EPA Tools
  • Online Training
  • Federal Funding Opportunities
  • EPA Contacts and State Websites

In selecting Adaptation Planning or Strategies as an interest area for any region, ARC-X points the user to the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit for each of the sub-categories of Getting Started, Comprehensive, and Sector-Based Adaptation Planning. 

The database offers 30 case studies from municipal, state, and tribal communities that have implemented climate adaptation practices. Cases can be chosen according to the area of interest, geographic region, and/or level of government.

 If you have any trouble accessing the website link above, please find here an archived page. You may find this has limited use. https://web.archive.org/web/20161231182739/https://www.epa.gov/arc-x  



Publication Date: October 6, 2016

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  • Case study
  • Education/training materials
  • Tool (general)


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