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Climate change is not only the concern of environmentalists. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been increasingly focusing on adapting to climate change and improving resilience to flooding, extreme heat, drought, and wildfires.
The Department will create a new Climate Change Professionals Program to recruit recent graduates and current federal employees.
The program is expected to help the Department adapt to the changing climate by providing hands-on experience and guidance to young professionals, developing the next generation of climate experts.
This two-year program will be run by the DHS Office of the Chief Readiness Support Officer and provide participants with hands-on opportunities to contribute to new initiatives.
Participants in the program will work under the leadership of the Climate Change Action Group. The CCAG is comprised of senior officials from across the Department and focuses on promoting resilience and addressing multiple climate change-related risks.