Hawaii Receives $20 Million to Improve Climate Resilience

Interior Department investment comes after the Fifth National Climate Assessment, a report mandated by Congress.

The Department of the Interior made $20 million available this month to fund climate resilience projects throughout the state of Hawaii under the Inflation Reduction Act. The funding will be distributed by the department’s Office of Native Hawaiian Relations and will include the repair and recovery of structures and cultural sites.

The department stated that, in Hawaii, “sea level rise and ocean acidification have resulted in coastal flooding, erosion, and coral bleaching, causing negative impacts to nearshore fisheries, coastal communities, and traditional Native Hawaiian practices like cultivation and fishpond maintenance. Increased temperatures have also led to loss of native bird species as well as extreme weather events that have caused fires and extensive flood damage to homes, businesses, roads, and agricultural lands.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Interior Secretary Haaland as she oversees the funding of climate related projects.
  • For U.S. officials to seek God’s guidance as they steward public lands and partner with tribal and indigenous leaders.

Sources: Department of the Interior

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