Friday, October 17, 2014

White House Releases Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda

As part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the White House recently announced the release of the Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda. The agenda supports a number of actions designed to foster climate change resilience.

This agenda was prepared by the Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Climate and Natural Resources Working Group. It applies to all Federal Government agencies including FEMA.

These actions include efforts to protect important ecosystems and to promote climate-resilient lands and water; improve carbon sinks such as wetlands, grasslands and forests; support including natural infrastructure – such as coastal wetlands – into community planning; and modernizing Federal programs and investments to build resilience.

New executive actions will support resilient natural systems, this includes investments in natural infrastructure, coastal resilience and forest restoration.

For more information click here.

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