By Zack Budryk
Originally Published January 30, 2024, THE HILL
FEMA announced a groundbreaking policy to fund energy-efficient upgrades in schools and hospitals post-disaster, aiming to combat climate change and adapt to intensifying natural disasters. The move aligns with President Biden’s renewable energy goals and addresses the surge in climate-related disasters. With the federal government’s significant influence on construction, the initiative targets carbon emissions from the sector, with potential implications for national resilience and sustainability efforts.
This announcement follows FEMA’s recent expansion of aid eligibility, highlighting a proactive response to the escalating impacts of climate change.