DHS Releases its Climate Change Strategic Plan

On October 21, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security released its Strategic Framework for Addressing Climate Change, which will guide how the Department will work to combat climate change. DHS's report is broken into five lines of effort:

  1. "Empower Individuals and Communities to Build Climate Resilience."
  2. "Build Readiness to Respond to Increases in Climate-Driven Emergencies."
  3. "Incorporate Foresight and Climate Science into Strategy, Policy, Programs, and Budgets."
  4. "Invest in a Sustainable and Resilient DHS."
  5. "Develop a Climate Change-Informed DHS Workforce."

The report supports the implementation of President Biden's January 27, 2021 Executive Order 14008 (Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad).