Book — 1 online resource (182 pages in various pagings) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
This Climate Action Plan (CAP) serves as the City’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, implementing both General Plan and State guidance. The City of San Mateo prepared this CAP for the incorporated City of San Mateo. This CAP demonstrates the City of San Mateo’s leadership and commitment to reduce GHG emissions. As a tool of the General Plan, this CAP achieves General Plan GHG reduction goals while demonstrating the City’s consistency with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15183.5(b) and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) CEQA Air Quality Guidelines. Strategies in the CAP exceed a 15% reduction in GHG emissions below 2005 emissions levels by 2020. This CAP serves as the City’s comprehensive strategy to reduce GHG emissions and streamline theenvironmental review of GHG emissions of future development projects in the City of San Mateo. The City has analyzed this CAP with an addendum to the General Plan Environmental Impact Report.
Alexandria, VA : Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, 2014.
Book — 1 online resource (16 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file; PDF.
Among the future trends that will impact our national security is climate change. Rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, climbing sea levels, and more extreme weather events will intensify the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict. They will likely lead to food and water shortages, pandemic disease, disputes over refugees and resources, and destruction by natural disasters in regions across the globe. In our defense strategy, we refer to climate change as a 'threat multiplier' because it has the potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we are dealing with today, from infectious disease to terrorism. We are already beginning to see some of these impacts. A changing climate will have real impacts on our military and the way it executes its missions. The military could be called upon more often to support civil authorities, and provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the face of more frequent and more intense natural disasters. Our coastal installations are vulnerable to rising sea levels and increased flooding, while droughts, wildfires, and more extreme temperatures could threaten many of our training activities. Our supply chains could be impacted, and we will need to ensure our critical equipment works under more extreme weather conditions. Weather has always affected military operations, and as the climate changes, the way we execute operations may be altered or constrained. It is in this context that DoD is releasing a Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap. Climate change is a long-term trend, but with wise planning and risk mitigation now, we can reduce adverse impacts downrange.