Executive Orders and reports pertaining to climate change
- Executive Order 13514, “Federal leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance”
Order of October 5, 2009, which sets sustainability goals on greenhouse gas emissions for 2020 for federal agencies, and focuses on making improvements in their environmental, energy, and economic performance.
Executive Order 13653, “Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change"
Order of Nov. 1, 2013 that directs federal agencies to: 1) modernize U.S. federal programs to support climate-resilient investments; 2) manage lands and waters for climate preparedness and resilience; 3) provide information, data, and tools for climate change preparedness and resilience; and 4) plan for climate change-related risk.
Executive Order 13514, “Climate-Resilient International Development”
Order of September 23, 2014, which requires federal agencies to factor climate resilience into the design of their international development programs and investments.
Executive Order 13693, “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade”
Order of March 19, 2015, which outlines performance goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% over the following decade across federal operations and the federal supply chain.
The President's Climate Action Plan
Issued in June 2013, President Obama’s plan outlines executive actions to 1) cut carbon pollution in America; 2) prepare the US for impacts of climate change; and 3) lead international efforts to combat global climate change and prepare for its impacts. Also see http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/president27sclimateactionplan.pdf
U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
USGCRP is a consortium of 13 federal departments and agencies that work to understand, assess, predict, and respond to global change.
National Climate Assessment
A quadrennial report to Congress and the President that assesses the impacts of climate change on the U.S. Chapter 12 of this report focuses on Indigenous Peoples, Lands, and Resources.
Federal Agency Programs related to climate change
Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)
USDA established Climate Hubs in February 2014 to deliver science-based knowledge, practical information and program support to farmers, ranchers, forest landowners, and resource managers to support climate-informed decision-making in light of the increased risks and vulnerabilities associated with climate change. The Southwest Climate Hub includes New Mexico, Arizona, California, Utah, and Nevada.
- Climate Change Resource Center of the U.S. Forest Service
A web-based, national resource that connects land managers and decision makers with usable science to address climate change in planning and application.
Dept. of Energy (DOE)
Includes news, funding opportunities, an energy resource library, links to webinars, etc.
Dept. of Interior (DOI)
This program seeks to mainstream climate considerations for tribes, including leadership engagement, delivery of data and tools, training, and tribal capacity building. Its website lists BIA funding opportunities and provides links to other resources.
Hosted by the BIA Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IIED), this site provides contact information for tribes, tribal government leaders, tribal environmental or energy organizations, and federal agencies and programs related to tribal energy concerns.
Regional DOI centers that partner with natural and cultural resource managers to provide science that helps fish, wildlife, ecosystems, and the communities they support adapt to climate change. The Southwest CSC region includes California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Conservation partnerships work to enhance conservation outcomes in regions through conservation strategies, collaborative conservation, science, and communications. The Desert LCC - managed by the Bureau of Reclamation - encompasses portions of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and northern Mexico.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This website provides basic information and resources on climate change causes, science, indicators, and impacts.
Includes information on relevant environmental programs, consultation and coordination, grants for tribes, regulations and policies that affect tribes, and local community inventories.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
A website hosted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) that provides general information on health impacts of climate change, funding opportunities, and relevant resources.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program supports research teams that help expand and build the nation's capacity to prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change. Central to the RISA approach are commitments to process, partnership, and trust building.