ACHP Policy Statement on Climate Change and Historic Preservation (2023)

June 16, 2023

America’s historic properties–important places that help to define and connect people to their communities–are experiencing escalating climate impacts that are increasingly leading to their damage and destruction. This policy statement addresses how climate change affects historic properties, articulates principles the ACHP will integrate into Section 106 reviews involving climate issues, and advises public-serving institutions on how they may research, plan for, mitigate, and adapt to climate change impacts on historic properties.  

The full text of the policy statement is available in the Federal Register and in PDF format.