President Biden approved more than $3.46 billion to increase resilience to the impacts of climate change nationwide. This significant investment will be available for natural hazard mitigation measures across the 59 major disaster declarations issued due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
S&T's Virtual Whole-of-Government R&D Showcase Series 3 serves as a reminder of how important it is to invest in research and science to address those persistent and over-the-horizon threats to our nation.
S&T is developing new tools to support risk-based analysis for climate adaptation and disaster resilience.
The Department’s readiness support community is responsible for a variety of function. Every function is critical for the Department to meet its mission.
The climate crisis poses a multi-level threat to the American people, the global community, and DHS operations at home and abroad. It is vital for the Department to provide leadership and act to minimize its own environmental impact, to promote resilience against the risks posed by climate change, and to facilitate adaptation, so as to reduce harms and threats to the American people and abroad.
The DHS Climate Change Action Group is a coordinating body comprised of the Department’s senior leadership that drives urgent action to address the climate crisis and reports directly to the Secretary.
integration of environmental justice principles throughout the enterprise and at all levels of government. Chaired by the EPA with participation from 16 federal agencies and the White House, the Environmental Justice Intra-agency Working Group strives to engage and support local communities in addressing environmental and human health impacts of federal programs, policies, and activities by promoting comprehensive solutions for addressing environmental justice.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke at the Leaders Summit on Climate where he reaffirmed the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) commitment to adapt and respond to the climate emergency, including by announcing several steps the Department is taking to address this crisis.