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Rising to the Urgent Challenge: Strategic Plan for Responding to Accelerating Climate Change

Created: 9/29/2010 - Updated: 3/13/2019

Abstract

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service climate change strategy, titled “Rising to the Urgent Challenge: Strategic Plan for Responding to Accelerating Climate Change,” establishes a basic framework within which the Service will work as part of the larger conservation community to help ensure the sustainability of fish, wildlife, plants and habitats in the face of accelerating climate change. The plan is implemented through a dynamic action plan that details specific steps the Service will take during the next five years to implement the Strategic Plan.

The result of more than 18 months of intensive work and thorough discourse within the agency and input from the public, the plan employs three key strategies to address climate change: Adaptation, Mitigation, and Engagement.

Published On

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Keywords

Scale: 
National / Federal
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Fisheries
Policy
Water Resources
Wildlife
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Capacity Building
Governance and Policy

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Developing a National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy for the United States

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Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Aquaculture
Conservation / Restoration
Development (socioeconomic)
Fisheries
Policy
Research
Wildlife
Summary: 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and state and tribal wildlife agencies, created a National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy to coordinate climate change responses in both the public and private sector.