Planning Step: Build Awareness and Skills

Building awareness and skills is central to ensuring the long term effectiveness of adaptation planning, implementation, and evaluation. This element of the framework builds agency capacity for understanding how climate change may impact agency operations and programs and how the agency can effectively address those impacts. Building awareness and skills will require education and training, enabling structures, and leadership.

For additional discussion, see Section III.D of the Support Document.

  • During 2011, participate in Council on Environmental Quality sponsored climate change adaptation planning workshops to share lessons learned with other agencies.