BLUE: Climate Action Plan

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  • By James Kever
  • Airman Magazine

  The Air Force has a problem, and national security is at risk. Near-peer adversaries and cutting-edge technologies aren’t the only issues that have got the attention of the top brass … so does the climate. Natural disasters are unpredictable and devastating. They take out power grids, leaving military bases vulnerable and unable to support and defend according to mission requirements.

How is the Air Force addressing this?

  The Climate Action Plan – guidance from the Secretary of the Air Force that describes a three-pronged approach to addressing climate change: increase capabilities, reduce emissions and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

The ultimate goal is to get everyone on board, from Airmen to commanders to policymakers, to becoming what’s known as a climate-informed workforce – where decisions on how to conduct day-to-day Air Force operations are made from the perspective of the Climate Action Plan.



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