Greening EPA

Executive Order 13653, Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change

President Barack Obama signed EO 13653 on November 1, 2013, in order to improve the preparedness and resilience of federal agencies by promoting:

  • Engaged and strong partnerships and information sharing at all levels of government
  • Risk-informed decision-making
  • Adaptive learning
  • Preparedness planning

EO 13653 requires federal agencies to integrate considerations of the challenges posed by climate change effects into their programs, policies, rulesĀ and operations to ensure they continue to be effective, even as the climate changes:

  • Agencies must develop, implement, and update comprehensive plans that integrate consideration of climate change into agency operations and overall mission objectives.
  • Agencies must report on progress made on and updates made to Adaptation Plans (through their Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan required underĀ EO 13693).

Read EPA's Climate Adaptation Plan.