Climate and Nature

Aerial view of a winding river surrounded by green vegetation - Alaska.

Unprecedented changes in climate and biodiversity increasingly threaten nature and human lives, livelihoods, and well-being around the world. As steward of 20% of the Nation’s land, 35,000 miles of coastline, and 2.5 billion acres of Outer Continental Shelf, and a critical partner in numerous cross-jurisdictional landscape partnerships, the Department of the Interior plays an essential role in conserving and protecting nature that can help slow down biodiversity loss and address climate change.

The Office of Policy Analysis provides coordination, policy analysis and guidance, and economic analysis across the Department’s bureaus and offices in support of efforts to understand, value, conserve, and protect nature. For more information on specific ongoing activities, please see our pages on:

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