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EPA Releases 2021 Climate Adaptation Plan

EPA has released its 2021 Climate Adaptation Plan that was developed in response to Executive Order 14008: Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. The Plan includes five priority actions the Agency will take over the next four years to increase human and ecosystem resilience as the climate changes and disruptive impacts.

  1. Integrate climate adaptation into EPA programs, policies, rulemaking processes, and enforcement activities.
  2. Consult and partner with tribes, states, territories, local governments, environmental justice organizations, community groups, businesses, and other federal agencies to strengthen adaptive capacity and increase the resilience of the nation, with a particular focus on advancing environmental justice.
  3. Implement measures to protect the Agency’s workforce, facilities, critical infrastructure, supply chains, and procurement processes from the risks posed by climate change.
  4. Measure and evaluate performance.
  5. Identify and address climate adaptation science needs.

For more information, visit the EPA website.