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