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Saturday, December 28, 2013

U.S. EPA Adaptation Planning

While all U.S. federal agencies are now required under an Executive Order to undertake some form of adaptation planning, most efforts are rather cursory and only play lip service to the EO. The U.S. EPA, however, has taken a more deliberate approach. In early November, EPA released 17 separate adaptation implementation plans, with each addressing adaptation from a regional or EPA program perspective. While the thoroughness of EPA sets it apart from the other agencies, one also wonders whether the development of 17 separate reports was, in fact, the most efficient pathway for adaptation implementation.  

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