The USDA and more than 20 federal agencies released updated Climate Adaptation Plans to ensure federal operations are increasingly resilient to climate change impacts. The updated plans are intended to advance the National Climate Resilience Framework, which helps align climate resilience investments across the public and private sectors.

The recent updates for 2024 to 2027 include:

  • Combining historical data and projections to assess the exposure of assets to climate-related hazards including extreme heat and precipitation, sea level rise, flooding and wildfire
  • Expanding the operational focus on managing climate risk to facilities and supply chains to include federal employees and federal lands and waters
  • Broadening the mission focus to describe mainstreaming adaptation into agency policies, programs, planning, budget formulation and external funding
  • Linking climate adaptation actions with advancing environmental justice. strengthening engagement with Tribal Nations, supporting the America the Beautiful initiative, scaling up nature-based solutions and addressing the causes of climate change through climate mitigation
  • Adopting common progress indicators across agencies to assess the progress of agency climate adaptation efforts.

Read more on the USDA’s updated climate adaptation plans here.