Administration & Regulatory Affairs
Office of Resilience and Sustainability
The Office of Resilience and Sustainability is responsible for implementing Resilient Houston and the Houston Climate Action Plan. Together, these documents provide a clear framework to foster the growth of a Houston that is both a healthy place to live and an equitable, inclusive, and affordable city that leads in climate mitigation and adaptation and offers a transformative economy that builds forward.
Resilient Houston, the City’s resilience strategy, was released on February 12, 2020. Resilient Houston provides a framework for collective action for every Houstonian; our diverse neighborhoods and watersheds; City departments; and local, regional, and partners. The strategy links existing efforts with new ones that will collectively work to protect Houston against future disasters -- from hurricanes to extreme heat waves -- and chronic stresses such as aging infrastructure, poor air quality, and flooding.
The Climate Action Plan provides evidenced-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preventative measures to address the negative outcomes of climate change. The plan will demonstrate how the City will adapt and improve its resilience to climate hazards that impact the city today as well as risks that may increase in the coming years.
Thank you to our partners at the Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research for providing up-to-date metrics for both plans with its Resilience and Recovery Tracker. Click on the link above to take a detailed look at the progress made through transformative efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change and other physical, social, and economic challenges.