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– Michael Boots




President Barack Obama looks at the Grand Canyon in Arizona on Aug. 16, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

CEQ Blog

  • A Toolkit to Help Communities Respond to a Changing Climate

    The Administration has developed the Climate Resilience Toolkit, a website that provides centralized, authoritative, easy-to-use information, tools, and best practices to help communities prepare for and boost their resilience to the impacts of climate change.

  • NASA is Working off Earth, for Earth

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden highlights how climate change is impacting NASA and outlines a plan to respond.

  • Making Plans and Making Progress: How the Federal Government Can Lead by Example

    Under the President’s leadership, agencies have made significant progress in cutting carbon pollution, improving energy efficiency, and preparing for the impacts of climate change.

  • Thinking Big: A Landscape-Level Approach to Conservation

    When it comes to conservation, the Administration is thinking bigger. Mike Boots highlights the Administration’s commitment to landscape-level conservation and natural resource management at the National Workshop of Large Landscape Conservation.

  • Good News for the Bees: Supporting Pollinators at Federal Facilities

    In keeping with President Obama’s June 2014 memorandum, CEQ is releasing revised guidance on Sustainable Designed Landscapes to help Federal agencies incorporate pollinator friendly practices at Federal facilities and landscapes.

Climate Action Plan

On June 25, 2013, President Obama laid out his comprehensive plan for steady action to reduce carbon pollution in America, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it. Learn more about the President's Plan:

  • Text of the President's Speech
  • Weekly Address
  • Infographic
  • Fact Sheet
  • The Climate Action Plan
  • What Business Leaders are Saying
  • Disproving the Myths
  • How Climate Change Impacts Your State