A new publication is available to communities across the nation to learn how to address the climate crisis.
Released by Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Resilient Nation Partnership Network, NASA and other partners, “Building Alliances for Climate Action” provides various perspectives, personal stories, insights and resources about climate change for the whole community, including individuals, businesses, faith-based and community organizations, nonprofits, schools, media and all levels of government.
“To meet this moment, we need to invest in initiatives to break the cycles of disaster, damage and reconstruction,” said FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell in a statement. “Our actions now will directly impact the future. In the past, FEMA was criticized for insufficient action on climate change. This will not be our future.”
Building Alliances for Climate Action is the second resource of the “Building Alliances” series that the Resilient Nation Partnership Network has co-developed. The first document, “Building Alliances for Equitable Resilience,” was the result of collaboration with NOAA and 26 partners in the fields of equity and resilience.
“NASA’s Earth observation and research supports the Biden-Harris administration’s climate agenda, which outlines putting the climate crisis at the center of our nation’s foreign policy and national security,” said NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson. “NASA is working hand-in-hand with FEMA to ensure communities across the U.S. and around the world have the resources they need to adapt in the face of extreme weather – which is increasing due to climate change.”
The Resilient Nation Partnership Network held its sixth annual Partnership Forum, “Alliances for Climate Action” in October 2021 cohosted by FEMA and NASA. During the four-week forum, 37 speakers shared their perspectives and paths forward toward bolstering collective climate action.
Working with the diverse speakers from the Alliances for Climate Action Forum, the second installment of the “Building Alliances” series, captures the insights, takeaways and voices that are helping lead the charge against climate change.