Progress Report of the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force: Recommended Actions in Support of a National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy
This interim report, released in October 2010, outlines initial recommendations by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for how federal agencies can better prepare the U.S. to respond to the impacts of climate change. The report recommends the government implement actions to expand and strengthen the nation's capacity to respond to climate change, including:
- Make adaptation a standard part of Agency planning;
- Improve access to scientific information to public and private sector decision-makers;
- Align federal efforts to respond to climate impacts, such as impacts that threaten water resources, public health, oceans and coasts, and communities;
- Develop a U.S. strategy to support international adaptation; and
- Build strong partnerships to support local, state, and tribal decision makers in improving management of places and infrastructure most likely to be affected by climate change.