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Sustainability & Climate Change

Addressing climate change is an important component of FHWA's efforts to ensure the sustainability of the nation' highways and transportation system. FHWA views sustainable highways as an integral part of the broader context of sustainable development. A sustainable highway should satisfy the functional requirements of societal development and economic growth while striving to enhance the natural environment and reduce consumption of natural resources. For more information on FHWA's broader sustainability efforts, visit the Sustainable Highways Program web site and the INVEST sustainable highways self-evaluation tool.

Updated: 03/27/2014
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