Climate Change Adaptation Plan
ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS WASHINGTON DC
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This US Army Corps of Engineers USACE June 2014 Adaptation Plan update, prepared at the direction of the USACE Committee on Climate Preparedness and Resilience CCPR, describes our vision, goals, and strategic approaches, our progress on priority areas, and how we plan, integrate, and evaluate measures to adapt to climate change and increase our preparedness and resilience. The plan will be updated annually and will be publicly available to our staff, partners and stakeholders following the required review by the White House. USACE tracks climate preparedness and resilience through annual metrics that address external collaboration, improving knowledge about climate impacts and adaptation, progress assessing vulnerability, and development of policy and guidance. This USACE Adaptation Plan describes activities underway to evaluate the most significant climate change related risks to, and vulnerabilities in, agency operations and missions in both the short and long term, and outlines actions that USACE is taking to manage these risks and vulnerabilities. This Plan contains a description of programs, policies, and plans USACE has already put in place, as well as additional actions that USACE will take to help us manage climate risks in the near term and build resilience in the short and long term. USACE is continuing to develop, implement, and update comprehensive plans that integrate consideration of climate change into agency operations and overall mission objectives. USACE progress to date in supporting mainstreaming climate change adaptation has focused on clarifying our adaptation mission and goals and developing new policy and guidance to support adaptation implementation at multiple scales, from project-specific to nationwide.
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