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  • Statement: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Approves Physical Science Report

    Today the United States joined other member nations of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in approving the Fifth IPCC Working Group Report on the Physical Science Basis of Climate Change.

  • Making Energy More Accessible in Africa: The Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge

    To accelerate the delivery of electricity to rural populations, the U.S. African Development Foundation has teamed up with GE Africa to launch the $2 million, three-year Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge.

  • Join a White House Google+ Hangout with Energy Secretary Moniz & EPA Administrator McCarthy Moderated by Grist

    Want to know more about President Obama's Climate Action Plan? Join us Monday, September 23rd at 12:15 p.m. EDT for a White House Google+ Hangout with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, and moderated by Lisa Hymas, Senior Editor of

  • Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change

    In June, President Obama laid out the case for action on climate change and the steps his Administration will take to address it. In his Climate Action Plan, the President announced steps to cut the emissions of carbon pollution, prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to combat global climate change.

  • A Clean Energy Revolution -- Now

    For decades, America has chased after the promise of clean, domestic energy. But even as costs fell and technology matured, that clean energy future seemed to linger just beyond our reach. Today, that is changing.

  • Prioritizing Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Engagement in the Pacific

    In partnership with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management, and Budget at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Rhea Suh, and Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, met with a diverse group of leaders and public officials in Hawaii. They discussed a range of issues impacting Native Hawaiians, including education, health, preservation of cultural and native historic sites, fish and wildlife, Hawaiian homelands, and federal recognition.

  • Our Forests and Climate Change

    In addition to providing jobs, recreational opportunities, and essential habitat for our wildlife and natural resources, America's forests play an important role in mitigating climate change. As part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Administration is bringing Federal agencies together to enhance forests’ ability to absorb carbon pollution and become more resilient.

  • Announcing the Advisory Council to the President’s Taskforce on Wildlife Trafficking

    Earlier today, I joined Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton for an event here at the White House to discuss efforts to combat wildlife trafficking. Secretary Jewell also announced the members of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, which was formed to increase U.S. efforts to counter poaching and the illegal wildlife trade.

  • White House Hosts Forum to Counter Wildlife Trafficking and Announces Advisory Council

    Tune in on Monday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at as the White House hosts a Forum to Counter Wildlife Trafficking featuring Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

  • Innovating to Improve Disaster Response and Recovery

    The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) jointly challenge a group of over 80 top innovators from around the country to come up with ways to improve disaster response and recovery efforts.