Biden’s agencies unveil climate plans through 2027

By Robin Bravender, Jean Chemnick | 06/20/2024 01:38 PM EDT

Agencies from the Defense Department to EPA released new strategies to prepare for climate hazards in the coming years. 

President Joe Biden delivers remarks

President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House on May 31. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Agencies across the federal government are bracing for the hazards expected from climate change in the years ahead.

More than 20 federal agencies released their latest climate adaptation plans Thursday as part of an ongoing effort by the Biden administration to ensure that the government is prepared for risks ranging from extreme heat and flooding to wildfire risks.

“From record-high average temperatures and extreme heat to changing precipitation patterns and sea-level rise, climate impacts — including disasters made worse by climate change — are affecting every corner of society and every community in America,” the White House said in a statement announcing the agencies’ updated plans.


“That is why President Biden is leading the most ambitious climate, conservation, and environmental justice agenda in history, which includes directing federal agencies to lead by example,” the White House said.