A Federal Policy Action Plan to Accelerate Local Climate Resilience

Communities across the United States are facing catastrophic extreme weather events that are growing in intensity and frequency due to climate change. Improving climate resilience can alleviate the impact of these events, but federal policies and programs fall short of supporting the level of action needed to help communities overcome planning and implementation challenges. This brief provides an action plan for how the federal government can accelerate local climate resilience. This plan includes: working effectively and strategically to administer government resources; providing leadership to address gaps and drive the direction of resilience action; addressing inequities that put low-income and marginalized communities at higher risk; and acting as a strong partner to catalyze resilience action by local, tribal, and state governments and the private sector.