HUD will reduce the agency’s energy and carbon footprint to build more equitable, efficient and sustainable housing infrastructure.
According to RisMedia, on Thurs., Nov. 18, Secretary Marcia L. Fudge virtually attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), held in Glascow, to announce HUD’s plan.
“We are in the midst of a global climate crisis and we have limited time to respond. HUD’s Climate Action Plan will meet the urgency of this moment,” said HUD Secretary Fudge at the event. “The U.S. is leading the fight against climate change, and in Glasgow, we will set the example at home and around the world that HUD and the entire Biden-Harris Administration is committed to delivering climate justice in our communities.”
According to HUD, the Climate Action Plan was developed?in response to President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and the President’s Justice40 Initiative to advance environmental justice and racial equity.
HUD looks to reduce climate pollution; increase resilience to the impacts of climate change; protect public health; deliver environmental justice; and spur well-paying union jobs and economic growth.
HUD’s newly established Climate and Environmental Justice Council, composed of Assistant Secretaries from across the agency, will enable an all-hands-on-deck at HUD to deliver climate and environmental justice throughout the Department’s work.