Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force Progress Report Released Print

On October 14, 2010, the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Taskforce released a progress report which outlines recommendations to President Obama for how Federal Agency policies and programs can better prepare the United States to respond to the impacts of climate change.  The Taskforce is co-chaired by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and includes representatives from more than 20 Federal Agencies. The report recommends that the Federal Government expand and strengthen the Nation’s capacity to understand, prepare for, and respond to climate change.  The recommendations include making adaptation a standard part of agency planning and ensuring scientific information about the impacts of climate change is easily accessible. Click here to read the full press release and progress report.