EPA Adaptation Collaboration
EPA works with federal, state, tribal, local, and international partners to respond to a changing climate.
Federal Agency Activities
Federal agencies have taken important steps to lead the nation in preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change. These activities are coordinated by the U.S. Global Research Program (USGCRP). Through interagency partnerships and collaborations with leading experts, the USGCRP works to advance the science on climate change and its impacts on society, now and in the future. USGCRP convenes federal agencies and resources to focus on adaptation science and effective actions to address global change at the local, regional, and national levels.
States, Local Government, and Tribal Initiatives
Governments at the state, local, and tribal levels are taking important steps to prepare now for the impacts of climate change. Some of their activities are supported by EPA.
- EPA provides climate and energy resources for state, local, and tribal governments who are taking action on climate change.
- EPA's Making a Visible Difference in Communities supports environmentally overburdened, underserved, and economically distressed areas to pursue community-based environmental improvements that enhance economic opportunity, improve quality of life, and build long-term sustainability.
Countries around the world are beginning to prepare for the impacts of a changing climate. Some of their efforts are supported by:
- EPA's Role in International Climate Adaptation is to facilitate information-sharing on climate adaptation with communities and city planners in the developing world, which is particularly vulnerable to climate change.
- 100 Resilient Cities helps cities around the world become more resilient when faced with physical, social, and economic challenges associated with climate change.