The Department of the Air Force released its Climate Campaign Plan July 11.
The Department of the Air Force Climate Action Plan, which was published in October 2022, defines how it will preserve operational capability, increase resiliency, and do its part to help mitigate future climate impacts. The plan lays out an enterprise-wide approach to why it is important to ensure policies, technology innovation and evolving operations remain relevant in a changing climate.
The Climate Campaign Plan is the implementation portion of the Climate Action Plan and breaks down the strategy through specific and measurable objectives and key results. This plan details the actions, offices of primary responsibility, external partners and timelines to achieve the key results.
DAF’s overall goal is to be resilient to the effects of climate change and preserve a combat-credible force that is increasingly impacted by climate change. The department’s ability to adapt to these challenges will be critical to meet our national security obligations.
“Our priorities are to maintain air and space dominance in the face of climate risks, ensure our decisions reflect an understanding of the impacts of climate on our mission, and build resilience by optimizing energy use and pursuing alternative energy sources,” said Dr. Ravi Chaudhary, assistant secretary of the Air Force for energy, installations and the environment. “Ultimately, this Campaign Plan is about warfighting and responding at the point of effect for theater commanders – and we will be ready.”
The department will provide updates as necessary to address new policies, technology innovation, and evolving missions that answer emerging climate concerns.