Climate Change

EPA Adaptation Collaboration

EPA works with federal, state, tribal, local, and international partners to respond to a changing climate.

Federal Agency Activities

Federal agencies have taken important steps to lead the nation in preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change. These activities are coordinated by the U.S. Global Research Program (USGCRP).  Through interagency partnerships and collaborations with leading experts, the USGCRP works to advance the science on climate change and its impacts on society, now and in the future. USGCRP convenes federal agencies and resources to focus on adaptation science and effective actions to address global change at the local, regional, and national levels. ​

States, Local Government, and Tribal Initiatives

Governments at the state, local, and tribal levels are taking important steps to prepare now for the impacts of climate change. Some of their activities are supported by EPA. 

International Efforts

Countries around the world are beginning to prepare for the impacts of a changing climate. Some of their efforts are supported by:

  • EPA's Role in International Climate Adaptation is to facilitate information-sharing on climate adaptation with communities and city planners in the developing world, which is particularly vulnerable to climate change.
  • 100 Resilient Cities helps cities around the world become more resilient when faced with physical, social, and economic challenges associated with climate change.