Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Indicator 13.2.1: Number of countries that have communicated the establishment or operationalization of an integrated policy/strategy/plan which increases their ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change, and foster climate resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions development in a manner that does not threaten food production (including a national adaptation plan, nationally determined contribution, national communication, biennial update report or other)

Has the US established a plan to improve the nation's ability to adapt to climate change in a manner that does not adversely affect food production?

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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from US statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from US statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other US-specific metadata information.

Actual indicator available
Actual indicator available - description
Date of national source publication
Method of computation
Periodicity Annual
Scheduled update by national source
U.S. method of computation US President’s Climate Action Plan E.O. 13653: Preparing the U.S. for the Impacts of Climate Change (agencies adaptation plans) E.O. 13677: Climate-Resilient International Development E.O. 13693: Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade
Comments and limitations
Date metadata updated July 2018 (Kali Kong)
Disaggregation geography
Unit of measurement Yes/No
Disaggregation categories
International and national references
Time period
Scheduled update by SDG team

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name Number of countries that have communicated the establishment or operationalization of an integrated policy/strategy/plan which increases their ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change, and foster climate resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions development in a manner that does not threaten food production (including a national adaptation plan, nationally determined contribution, national communication, biennial update report or other)
Target name Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.
Global indicator description
UN designated tier 3 (with data)
UN custodial agency UNFCCC (Partnering Agencies: UNEP, WMO, WHO)
Link to UN metadata Link opens in a new window
Organisation National Security Council/Executive Office of the President
Agency Staff Name Amy Rosenband, NSC
Agency Survey Dataset National Security Council/Executive Office of the President
Notes
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Link to data source https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2013/11/01/executive-order-preparing-united-states-impacts-climate-change opens in a new window