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ISC Climate-Related Hazards Best Practices

Climate change will affect critical infrastructure, personnel, missions, and facilities in the near and distant future. Taking climate change into consideration is a fundamental goal of this document and will serve to proactively safeguard nonmilitary federal facilities and operations nationwide.

Here’s How the Federal Government is Working with Local Communities to Create Change, in One Map:

OMB Place MapSummary: Get the facts and data behind the programs the Obama administration has put in place in partnership with the communities they intend to serve, all across the country. As the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, it’s my job to oversee the implementation and enforcement of the President’s priorities across the Administration. You might call us the nerve center where goals become initiatives, and initiatives become programs at work on the ground in local communities and states across the country.

Written testimony of FEMA for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency hearing titled “Examining DHS’ Misplaced Focus on Climate Change”

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation Roy Wright addresses FEMA’s focus on enabling disaster risk reduction nationally by supporting state, local, and tribal governments with efforts to prepare for the impacts of climate change that are occurring and expected to occur.

Working with Regional Partners to Examine the Impacts of Climate Change

The Department of Homeland Security builds partnerships at the regional, state and local level to protect the critical infrastructure that supports much of our daily life. We value these relationships because the vast majority of the nation’s critical infrastructure – transportation networks, electric grids, wastewater treatment plants, and supply chains – are owned by the private sector and operate under a variety of state and local laws.

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