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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Climate Adaptation Plan   [open pdf - 232KB]

From the Introduction: "Climate change is a crisis impacting communities across the United States. From severe storms and flooding, to wildfires, drought, and extreme heat, Americans are already feeling the effects. As the Federal agency tasked with creating strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes, HUD [U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development] is on the front lines of the nation's efforts to increase resilience to climate impacts. HUD has significant influence over how the Nation's households and communities will respond to the climate crisis. [...] Responding to this crisis is core to the Department's mission, which is why HUD recently established an internal Climate and Environmental Justice Council with representation at the Assistant Secretary level. HUD's Senior Advisor for Climate Change will lead the Council with support from the Office of Environment and Energy. The Climate and Environmental Justice Council will manage the implementation and monitoring of the climate priorities detailed in this plan. This Council is the main body responsible for the long-term integration of climate and environmental justice into HUD's programs and operations. [...] HUD plays an essential role in mitigating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, due to its portfolio of approximately 4.5 million public and assisted housing units. [...] In the coming months, HUD will build off the work in this plan and develop a strategy that incorporates both carbon reduction and environmental justice actions, together creating a comprehensive agency Climate Action Plan."

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2021-09
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Public Domain
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Office of the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, Council on Environmental Quality: https://www.sustainability.gov/
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