President Biden's Executive Order 14057 on catalyzing American clean energy industries and jobs through Federal sustainability and accompanying Federal Sustainability Plan (collectively referred to as "The Federal Sustainability Plan") outlines an ambitious path to prepare Federal agency policy, programs, operations, and infrastructure to adopt adaptive and resilient strategies for future climate impacts. Federal agencies will develop climate adaptation and resilience plans that evaluate the most significant climate-related risks and vulnerabilities for agency operations and missions, and identify action to manage those risks and vulnerabilities. The President's Federal Sustainability Plan also establishes the Climate Adaptation and Resilience Federal Leaders Working Group, which will advance agency coordination, continual learning, and implementation in areas such as climate data and tools, infrastructure adaptation, and adaptation metrics and evaluation. This approach will minimize disruptions and destruction of Federal infrastructure, programs, and services.
Agencies will develop climate adaptation and resilience plans that evaluate the most significant climate change related risks and vulnerabilities in agency missions and operations, and identify actions to manage and mitigate those risks and vulnerabilities. Agencies will provide annual updates to these plans. At a minimum, major updates will occur after every National Climate Assessment and every four years. Agencies also will assess and report on implementation activities and progress annually. The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and Office of Management and Budget will review, evaluate, and monitor these reports, in coordination with agency officials, as part of a robust process to continually improve the effectiveness of agency planning and implementation.
Federal agencies will advance climate operations by:
The Chair of CEQ will charter and designate the chair or co-chairs for this Working Group to advance agency coordination, continual learning, and implementation in areas such as climate data and tools, equity metrics and evaluation, financial analysis, and supply chains.