Accession Number : ADA610110


Title :   Department of Defense 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (INSTALLATIONS AND ENVIRONMENT) WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a610110.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : Climate change will affect the Department of Defense's ability to defend the Nation and poses immediate risks to U.S. national security. The Department is responding to climate change in two ways: adaptation, or efforts to plan for the changes that are occurring or expected to occur; and mitigation, or efforts that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap (Roadmap) focuses on the Department's climate change adaptation activities. The Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) articulates the Department s sustainability vision to maintain our ability to operate into the future without decline in the mission or the supporting natural and man- made systems. The actions set forth in this Roadmap will increase the Department's resilience to the impacts of climate change, which is a key part of fulfilling this vision. The Department has established three broad adaptation goals: Goal 1: Identify and assess the effects of climate change on the Department. Goal 2: Integrate climate change considerations across the Department and manage associated risks. Goal 3: Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on climate change challenges.


Descriptors :   *CLIMATE CHANGE , *GREENHOUSE EFFECT , ADAPTATION , EMISSION , GASES , HUMANS , IMPACT , MISSIONS , NATIONAL SECURITY , PLANNING , RESILIENCE , SKILLS , STRATEGY


Subject Categories : Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE