DODD 4715.20 (D)
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE
|Publication Date:||14 January 2016|
In accordance with the direction in Executive Order 13653, this issuance establishes policy and assigns responsibilities to provide the DoD with the resources necessary to assess and manage risks associated with the impacts of climate change. This involves deliberate preparation, close cooperation, and coordinated planning by the DoD to:
Facilitate federal, State, local, tribal, private sector, and nonprofit sector efforts to improve climate preparedness and resilience, and to implement the 2014 DoD Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap.
Help safeguard U.S. economy, infrastructure, environment, and natural resources.
Provide for the continuity of DoD operations, services, and programs.
This issuance applies to:
a. OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this issuance as the "DoD Components").
b. All DoD operations worldwide unless superseded by international agreement.