The Administration’s Executive Order “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad” identifies the immediate need for comprehensive action to address the catastrophic impacts of climate change. It emphasizes that U.S. leadership— and that of federal departments and agencies—will be required to significantly enhance global action and achieve the necessary policy outcomes on climate change.
To that end, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is committed to using its broad and far reaching policy influence to lead and support this important agenda. It will play a significant role working with other federal agencies, foreign governments, and international financial institutions to stimulate global action on addressing climate change, environmental justice, and working to prevent climate change-created economic and financial crises.
This first edition of the Treasury Climate Action Plan focuses on this, Treasury’s efforts with regards to its facilities and operations to bolster adaptation and increase resilience to the impacts of climate change.