France’s top environmental official presented a four-year plan to prepare the country for the impacts of climate change. The plan was presented as the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was meeting July 19-22. France’s National Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change for 2011-2015 includes new programs to prepare for human, environmental, financial, and material risks. The plan earmarks $242.6 million for nearly 230 new measures in areas such as water use, public, health, and infrastructure development.