American Society of Adaptation Professionals Response to RFI on Climate Policies
Geos Institute led a working group with the American Society of Adaptation Professionals to develop official comments to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The Committee asked for suggestions for actions it can take now and in the future to move federal climate policy forward. We developed a set of overarching and cross-cutting themes, outlined below. More detailed policy responses can be found in the official comments.
Mainstream climate. Evaluate all federal projects and policies through a climate lens that includes social equity and ecological integrity. ○ Integrate climate considerations into existing agencies and policies to the greatest extent possible. Reform and fill gaps where necessary.
- Prioritize accessible tools for users on the ground within existing programs.
- Coordinate adaptation, mitigation, and multi-hazard interactions to maximize the co-benefits of climate planning.