Washington State Integrated Climate Change Response Strategy

This document, Preparing for a Changing Climate: Washington State’s Integrated Climate Change Response Strategy offers recommendations on how existing state policies and programs can better prepare Washington State to respond to the impacts of climate change. It urges state agencies to make adaptation a standard part of agency planning and to make scientific information about climate change impacts accessible to public and private-sector decision makers. It also recommends that state agencies strengthen existing efforts to help local and tribal governments, private and public organizations, and individuals reduce their vulnerability to climate change. The response strategy underscores the need to build strong partnerships to support state, local, and tribal adaptation; coordinate activities across sectors; and engage stakeholders and the public.