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DEFEND THE NATION. ACT ON CLIMATE.

DOD Climate Resilience Portal

The changing climate is one of many threat multipliers to National Security, which adds complexity to Department of Defense decisions. In response, the Department created the DOD Climate Resilience Portal to reduce complexity and inform DOD decisions. The Portal is a central, one-stop focal point for scientifically credible, neutral, authoritative, and actionable climate change information.


DOD Climate Assessment Tool (DCAT)

DOD Climate Assessment Tool Overseas (DCAT Overseas)

DOD Regionalized Sea-Level Tool (DRSL)

U.S. Air Force Weather

U.S. Air Force Climate (14th Weather Squadron)

U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command


DOD Action on Climate


Climate Resilience Considerations

Extreme weather and the changing climate are re-shaping the environment in which we train and operate. The following themes represent areas where the Department of Defense can anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to changing conditions and withstand, respond to, and recover rapidly from climate disruptions.

U.S. Army paratroopers litter carry a soldier to a casualty collection point

Personnel Health & Readiness

Personnel Health & Readiness

Extreme conditions pose challenges to human health and readiness of the workforce.

Falcon 9 Starlink 6-1

Intelligence & Security

Intelligence & Security

Without resilience, climate hazards are likely to contribute to political, economic, and social instability around the world.

Amphibious Roots – U.S. Marines conduct partnered amphibious assault during Talisman Sabre 19

Operations

Operations

Climate-informed decision-making will gain operational advantages and reduce climate hazard risks to operations.

U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules

Installations, Infrastructure, & Systems

Installations, Infrastructure, & Systems

Climate change will degrade installations and infrastructure and could require modifications to existing and planned equipment.

ICEX 2016

Strategy, Plans, & Policy

Strategy, Plans, & Policy

With the growing risks of climate change, DOD must consider climate across all relevant strategies, plans, policy, and capabilities.

Solar panels at MCAS Miramar

Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment

Climate hazards stress energy & environment resources. Resilience in these areas is crucial to maintain mission essential functions.

Climate Change Wargame

Training, Exercises, & Wargaming

Training, Exercises, & Wargaming

The need to operate in more extreme environments may alter where and how U.S. Forces train for future conflict.

DIB Meet at Pentagon

Resources & Budgeting

Resources & Budgeting

The need for budgetary foresight and long-term funding is critical to effective climate resilience.

Exercise Invincible Spirit

Partnerships

Partnerships

Climate resilience cooperation across interagency, intergovernmental, partner nations, and community partners helps secure common interests.