FEMA Releases Strategic Plan that Includes Climate Change Considerations

On December 9, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency released its strategic plan for 2022–2026, restoring climate change considerations that were absent from the Trump administration’s strategic plan. Specifically, one of the three major goals listed in the strategic plan is to “Lead Whole of Community in Climate Resilience.” This goal includes three sub-goals:

1) “Increase climate literacy among the emergency management community;”

2) “Build a climate resilient nation;” and

3) “Empower risk-informed decision making.”