On 27 January 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. This Executive Order laid out a series of actions for Federal Agencies to take regarding climate change mitigation and resilience, including directing the Secretary of Agriculture to collect stakeholder input on a climate-smart agriculture and forestry strategy. As part of this process, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking input from the public to ensure that relevant information is considered. USDA is interested in your comments in response to the topics, categories and questions shown in the Supplementary Information section of the notice.
The deadline to provide public input on USDA’s climate strategy is 29 April 2021.
Specifically, the USDA is requesting public comment on:
- Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Questions
- Biofuels, Wood and Other Bioproducts, and Renewable Energy Questions
- Addressing Catastrophic Wildfire Questions
- Environmental Justice and Disadvantaged Communities Questions
If you have expertise in one or more of these areas, please consider providing input.
How to provide input: The Notice of Request for Public Comment on the Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad can be found here: https://www.federalregister.