The White House has released the National Climate Resilience Framework, outlining President Biden’s plans for building a climate-resilient nation. According to the report, these plans will require the cooperation of State, local, Tribal, and territorial leaders as well as a wide array of public and private sector institutions. Reforming and modernizing Federal programs and policies will be a top priority for the Federal Government. This Framework identifies six key objectives for strengthening protections against the impacts of climate change in the U.S:
- Embed climate resilience into planning and management.
- Increase resilience of the built environment to both acute climate shocks and chronic
- Mobilize capital, investment, and innovation to advance climate resilience at scale.
- Equip communities with information and resources needed to assess their climate risks
and develop the climate resilience solutions most appropriate for them.
- Protect and sustainably manage lands and waters to enhance resilience while providing
numerous other benefits.
- Help communities become not only more resilient, but also more safe, healthy, equitable,
and economically strong.
The principles that the Federal Government will use to guide their activities and investments include proactive implementation of solutions, modeling a whole-system approach, remaining equitable and just, considering the well-being of communities, remaining collaborative and inclusive, implementing durable solutions, and providing solutions that have multiple benefits.
The press release for the Framework is available here.
For more information, check out HSDL’s In Focus topic on Climate Change.