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Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force Releases 2011 Progress Report: Federal Actions for a Climate Resilient Nation

By Nancy Sutley, et.al. – Council on Environmental Quality Blog October 28, 2011

The Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force has released a report outlining the federal government's progress in expanding and strengthening U.S. capacity to better understand, prepare for, and respond to extreme events and other climate change impacts. The report provides an update on actions in key areas of federal adaptation, including building resilience in local communities, safeguarding critical natural resources such as freshwater, and providing accessible climate information and tools to help decision-makers manage climate risks.  This report follows the Task Force's October 2010 Progress Report to the President that recommended that the federal government strengthen the Nation's capacity to better understand and manage climate-related risks. To read the press release, click here. To view the 2011 Progress Report, click here.