Climate Change Adaptation Update: Executive Order and Draft Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Implementation Plans
President Obama issued an Executive Order on “Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change” that directs executive agencies to have plans for taking adaptation and resiliency into account.
EPA released 17 draft Adaptation Implementation Plans for public comment. Each of the ten regions has prepared a draft plan, as have seven large program areas. The comment period closes January 3, 2014.