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US Climate Resilience Toolkit is Now Available

The US Climate Resilience Toolkit is now available online to help interested citizens, communities, businesses, resource managers, planners, and policy leaders at all levels of government manage their climate-related risks and opportunities, and improve their resilience to extreme events.  This initial toolkit was developed by a partnership of Federal agencies and organizations led by NOAA, response to the President’s Climate Action Plan and Executive Order 13653 – Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change.
The toolkit is comprised of a five step process that users can follow to initiate, plan, and implement projects to become more resilient to climate-related hazards, as well as case studies, a catalog of resources, maps, and more.  The initial emphasis of the toolkit is on providing Federal government information and decision support resources to help the nation address challenges in the areas of coastal flood risk and food resilience.  The toolkit is expect to expand over time to include information from state and local governments, businesses, academia, and NGO’s; and address other topics such as human health, ecosystem vulnerability, water resources, energy supply and infrastructure.