Western Governors' Association Policy Resolution 09-3: Regional and National Policies Regarding Global Climate Change

The Western Governors' Association (WGA) Policy Resolution 09-3 describes the WGA's position on climate change mitigation and adaptation. It makes recommendations for federal, state, and local policies to support the reduction of both GHG emissions and the impacts of climate change on states and localities.

Specifically, the resolution calls for the federal government to do the following: develop localized modeling and assessment tools; support state and local governments' adaptation efforts (e.g., by providing decision-support tools); provide guidance for states to update state water plans, watershed plans, drought plans, reservoir management plans, and flood plans; and conduct needed research on climate change impacts in the West.

Publication Date: 2009

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