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NPS/DOI Policy and Strategies
Climate change is likely to create conditions and ecosystems unlike any found today. Most resource protection laws—with which the NPS must comply—assume a stable, not a changing climate. Meeting the NPS mission under these novel conditions will require additional policy guidance and new considerations for resource stewardship.
Climate Change Response Strategy [PDF]
The NPS Climate Change Response Strategy provides direction to our agency and employees to address the impacts of climate change. It describes goals and objectives to guide our actions under four integrated components: science, adaptation, mitigation, and communication. The four integrated components throughout the strategy call for an overarching legal and policy framework that will ensure the legality, consistency and appropriateness of management decisions.
Other Policies and Strategies
Federal Leadership on Energy Management - Presidential Memorandum
December 2013: Establishes new goals for renewable energy and new energy-management practices.
Directs Federal agencies to take steps that will make it easier for American communities to strengthen their resilience to extreme weather and to prepare for other impacts of climate change. (2013)
Established energy management goals and requirements.
Established a number of energy management goals for Federal facilities and fleets.
Serves as the underlying authority for Federal energy management goals and requirements.
Last updated: April 8, 2021