Launch of the 2022 Progress Update for the Department’s Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan

 

The local weather disaster poses a severe menace to the Department of State’s mission to advance the United States’ pursuits all over the world.  With 1000’s of personnel unfold over 270 posts in 190 international locations, the Department has first-hand expertise with the impacts of maximum climate occasions and different climate-related disasters.  The Department is dedicated to enhancing resilience in our workforce, services, and operations all over the world.

The Department has launched its 2022 Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan (CARP) Progress Update.  This doc gives a snapshot of our progress on the 2021 Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan, accessible right here, which we drafted in response to E.O. 14008 Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.  The 2021 CARP and the 2022 Progress Update commit the Department to assessing our instant and long-term vulnerabilities to local weather hazards by way of specializing in 5 precedence themes:  enhancing mobility within the workforce; enhancing emergency planning and preparedness; enabling climate-ready websites and services; evaluating local weather dangers in provide chain and procurement; and enhancing native infrastructure by way of host nation engagement.

Since the discharge of the Plan, the Department has accomplished a number of actions in these themes to boost our resilience.  The Department accomplished opinions of Emergency Action Plans for all posts to judge if any extra local weather concerns are wanted for sufficient preparation and accomplished a danger evaluation for all abroad services that can inform adaptation priorities.  The Department additionally accomplished a provide chain evaluation to establish potential disruptions from climate change.  Resilience Innovation Grants enabled over 22 tasks that improve operational resilience with modern options equivalent to new water therapy and recycling techniques, new techniques controls, and enhancements to landscapes to scale back the necessity for irrigation and entice pollinators to help the native ecosystem.  On host nation engagement, the Department is actively supporting the Greening Government Initiative, a neighborhood of follow that the White House is co-leading with Canada, with 46 signatory international locations, and the Department co-leads the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE).

The Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan enhances the company’s annual Sustainability Plan, which tracks progress and units methods to fulfill federal sustainability and greenhouse fuel discount targets and lead by instance.

For extra data, entry the 2022 Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan at www.state.gov/office-of-management-strategy-and-options/reports-and-scorecards/.