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Museum of Life and Science highlighted at the White House

(Title image credit: NOAA)

Today, September 28, the Biden-Harris Administration hosted its first-ever Climate Resilience Summit. At the summit, the Administration unveiled the National Climate Resilience Framework, consisting of more than a dozen new initiatives to build a climate-resilient nation. These initiatives are history’s most ambitious climate, conservation, and environmental justice agenda.

The Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have announced they will receive $3.9 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law over the next four years. This funding will benefit existing NOAA Climate Adaptation Partnerships (CAP) and expansion activity regions. Its purpose is to support testing, scaling up, and knowledge transfer for national adaptation to floods and wildfires.

The Museum of Life and Science is proud to engage in these critical actions as one of the foundational partners in our regional Climate Adaption Partnership – the Carolinas Collaborative for Climate, Health, and Equity. Together with our partners at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, and the University of Hawai’i, we will work with communities to co-produce equitable adaptation and resilience against changing coastal flooding risks. The project was awarded $486,933

Museums have a role to play in our warming world. We look forward to rolling up our sleeves and doing this work. We are grateful to the Biden-Harris Administration for including our work at today’s White House Climate Resilience Summit.

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