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Home arrowNews arrowNew Report on Climate Change Highlights Efforts in Historic Preservation

New Report on Climate Change Highlights Efforts in Historic Preservation

A new White House report highlights the damage that climate change can cause to historic properties and neighborhoods, cultural institutions, tribal sites, and other heritage assets. The impacts from climate change can irrevocably change a community's sense of place and erode community identity and stability, according to Opportunities to Enhance the Nation?s Resilience to Climate Change. The report goes on to note the federal government is exploring ways to support communities seeking to relocate in the face of rising sea levels, and that the National Park Service and Federal Emergency Management Agency have published guidance regarding cultural resources and climate change. The report was prepared by the interagency Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, of which the ACHP is a member.

Posted December 12, 2017