Department of Defense 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (INSTALLATIONS AND ENVIRONMENT) WASHINGTON DC
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Climate change will affect the Department of Defenses 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 Departments 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 Departments 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.