Progress Report of the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force

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Summary of Policy Goals and Recommended Actions for the Federal Government: 1. Encourage and Mainstream Adaptation Planning across the Federal Government 2. Improve Integration of Science into Decision Making 3. Address Key CrossCutting Issues Strengthen data and information systems for understanding climate change impacts on water Improve wateruse efficiency to reduce climate change impacts Develop a national action plan to strengthen climate change adaptation for freshwater resources Protect human health by addressing climate change in public health activities Enhance the ability of Federal decision makers to incorporate health considerations into adaptation planning Build integrated public health surveillance and early warning systems to improve detection of climate change health risks Promote resilience of individuals and communities to climaterelated health risks Build resilience to climate change in communities Ensure relevant Federal regulations, policies, and guidance demonstrate leadership on community adaptation Integrate adaptation considerations into Federal programs that affect communities. Explore a public/private partnership to produce an opensource risk assessment model Address additional crosscutting issues 4. Enhance Efforts to Lead and Support International Adaptation 5. Coordinate Capabilities of the Federal Government to Support Adaptation

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  • Climate Change

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