EDF Joins Climate Resilience Summit, Emphasizes Importance of People and Communities

September 28, 2023
Samantha Tausendschoen, (715) 220-9930, stausendschoen@edf.org

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Today, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will participate in the Biden administration’s summit on Building Climate Resilient Communities. The summit will bring together local, state, Tribal and territorial leaders and practitioners to explore effective, locally tailored, community-driven climate resilience strategies. The National Climate Resilience Framework will also be released at the summit. 

“This framework is a key step in building climate resilience across the nation. It is imperative that we continue to prioritize nature-based solutions, equity in decision-making processes and government collaboration as we work to strengthen America’s climate resilience. The Biden administration's commitment to tackling climate change is unprecedented. EDF applauds this important progress, and we look forward to working with the administration to build climate resilience for high-risk coastal and watershed communities, in drought impacted regions and across forest communities and ecosystems.” 

- Eric Schwaab, Senior Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund

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