U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

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.  

The Toolkit focuses on the topics of coastal flood risk, food resilience, human health, ecosystem vulnerability, water resources, energy supply and infrastructure, transportation and supply chains, and others. The Toolkit connects to the open federal data now available through the Climate Data Initiative, as well as relevant information from the National Climate Assessment and other sources of best-available science.

The Toolkit profiles the Climate Explorer tool, which allows users to investigate climate projections for every county in the contiguous United States and map potential climate impacts like sea level rise. The Toolkit also includes a Taking Action section, which highlights 24 case studies of communities, organizations, and companies who are working to reduce their climate risk. The site also features Georgetown Climate Center's Adaptation Tool Kit: Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use.   

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit responds to the President’s State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience request for the Federal Government to provide useful, actionable climate information and tools to assist communities in planning for future climate conditions.

The Toolkit is operated through an interagency initiative with the U.S. Global Change Research Program, managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Program Office and hosted by NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. 


If you have any trouble accessing the website link above, please find here an archived page. However, you may find the archived version of the tool has reduced functionality. 


Publication Date: November 17, 2014

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