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Comparison of 2014 Adaptation Plans Released

Published June 12, 2015


ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released a Comparison of 2014 Adaptation Plans report prepared in conjunction with Booz Allen Hamilton. This report compares the thirty-eight Adaptation Plans submitted to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 2014, per the release of the President’s Climate Action Plan (PCAP) in June 2013, and Executive Order (EO) 13653, Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change, in November 2013, which brought with them new requirements for agencies to improve climate change preparedness and resilience.

This comparison of 2014 Adaptation Plans was undertaken to provide USACE staff with information about other agency climate preparedness and resilience actions to facilitate partnering and information sharing, identify actions taken by agencies with aligned missions and operations that could be useful to USACE, and support a gap analysis to guide future actions. It is not intended to be a comprehensive comparison, rather an information resource to combine with other more detailed data.

The comparison has two components: a compilation of individual agency adaptation plan highlights and a crosswalk between the USACE Adaptation Plan and the 37 other adaptation plans submitted to CEQ and OMB. The crosswalk is categorized by the major components of the PCAP and includes other topics of interest such as resilience, adaptation activities underway in the Arctic, interagency efforts as a whole, and interagency efforts specific to Hurricane Sandy. Some agencies included sustainability and energy topics (e.g. climate change mitigation, see Executive Order 13693) in their adaptation plans.


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